Airports, buses, trains, and rest stops are all examples of places where people can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces. Since using public transportation can put you in close contact with others, it often becomes hard to practice social distancing. This makes it very important to take steps to protect yourself and others while using public transportation. Some steps you can take include:
- Wearing a face covering
- Washing your hands and using hand sanitizer
- Avoiding unnecessary contact with surfaces and objects
- Practicing social distancing as much as possible
- Other general COVID-19 safety precautions.
Additionally, it is recommended that you check with the transportation company frequently for any service or operational changes. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for more resources and guidance on using public transportation.