Metro is exploring options on how best to support students during school district closures due to COVID-19, including ways to ensure students can access family resource centers being proposed by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Metro staff will present its findings to the Metro Board of Directors for consideration.
We are committed to serving the community’s transportation needs, including during emergencies and important events such as elections, when we have offered free rides throughout the system. Metro will continue this commitment to serve Los Angeles County as the COVID-19 situation persists.
Metro is dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy transit experience and is closely coordinating with the L.A. County Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure an appropriate response to COVID-19. Metro has formed an internal task force to guide its response to COVID-19, drawing on past experiences with public health situations such as influenza, SARS and H1N1.
Metro has strengthened sanitation operations at Los Angeles Union Station and other transit hubs, with an increased focus on cleaning and sanitizing high touchpoint areas such as handrails, restrooms, tables and chairs, railings and ticket vending machines. Buses and trains are cleaned on a daily basis. Metro continues to review its cleaning protocols to ensure they’re adequate as the situation evolves.
Metro would like to reiterate that the best way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to follow best hygiene practices, to sneeze or cough into a tissue or your arm and wash hands frequently with soap and warm water.
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