ATS will resume services on Monday, May 11th, 2020
AREA TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
Policy for Pandemic Contagion Events
Clinton Area Transportation Service may, at the direction of the Mayor or City Administrator, modify or cease operations during any outbreak of a dangerous contagion to comply with Federal, State, and/or local directives and to help ensure the lives and safety of our citizens and coworkers. Each employee will be provided with a copy of any directive, contingency plan, policy, or other information distributed by the City of Clinton which is relevant to their duties and responsibilities during a particular outbreak.
If services remain in operation, certain precautions must be taken in order to prevent the spread of contagious disease. It has been determined that the following items may help to protect transit employees and our riders, and will be implemented during such an outbreak:
1. All transit employees are required to obtain their current body temperature when arriving for duty. The date, time, and body temperature must be recorded each time the employee reports for duty. Any employee with a body temperature of at least 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, must comply with the procedures outlined in the Pandemic Virus Preparedness Plan.
2. All transit employees are required to wear a protective mask at all times when performing their duties, regardless of the duty being performed. This shall apply even when passengers are not present.
3. All passengers must wear a mask while utilizing our services, even if they do not show signs of illness. No exceptions.
4. All transit employees must maintain a minimum social distance of at least six feet from all other persons while performing their duties.
5. All transit passengers must maintain minimum social distance of at least six feet while utilizing our services.
6. Transit vehicles which have seating for at least seven passengers, but not more than fourteen passengers shall not transport more than three passengers concurrently. Transit vehicles which seat more than fourteen passengers shall not transport more than four passengers at the same time.
7. Transit vehicles must have the seats marked in a clearly visible manner to indicate the correct minimum social distance from the driver and from the other passengers.
8. All transit vehicles must be cleaned and sanitized at least daily. Sanitizing solution and towels or sanitizing wipes will be provided to each driver for this purpose. Employees must notify their immediate supervisor if additional cleaning supplies are needed before supplies are exhausted.
9. Hand sanitizer will be provided to each employee for personal use while performing his or her duties.
10. All transit employees must follow the guidelines of the Pandemic Virus Preparedness Plan or other directives in force during a pandemic outbreak.
In the event that services are suspended, employees may be offered work outside of their normal scope of duties in order to fully occupy the work period if such work is available.