Coronavirus News #9 ● for GBT Riders & the Public ● April 27, 2020
Thank You to Our Community
There have been many changes and new rules lately ─ social distancing, boarding through the rear door, wearing a mask, and using hand sanitizer. All of us at GBT thank you for being a partner in the effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, protect other riders and staff, and help us get essential workers to their jobs.
We really are in this together and are looking forward to the day we can welcome everyone back. Until then, stay safe and stay at home if you can.
Face Coverings Now Required on Buses
For several weeks we have been asking riders to practice social distancing and to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus. Most are cooperating and we thank you for that.
Some riders are still traveling without masks or face coverings of any kind. This is a danger to themselves and other riders.
On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Connecticut Governor Lamont issues an Executive Order requiring the use of masks in public spaces ─ including riding the bus ─ where social distancing is difficult.
Here are the new rules:
Any person in a public space who is unable to or does not maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose;
In addition, individuals shall use a mask or cloth face covering when using public bus transit, within a bus shelter or any transit waiting area.
For your safety and the safety of others, the use of a mask is now required by Executive Order of the Governor of the State of Connecticut.
Help Us Thank Bus Drivers
Help us let bus drivers know how much we value the work they are doing ─ send a Thank You to our bus drivers online. We will make sure that our bus drivers get the messages that you send in.
Remember These Simple Guidelines
- Do not travel if you are sick or suspect you may be sick.
- Do not travel if you do not have to.
- Always wear a mask on the bus, at bus stops, and at the bus station.
- Cover your cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often.
- Use hand sanitizer frequently.
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