SEPTA has been closely monitoring news reports about the human coronavirus and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for information and updates. We are actively engaged with state health authorities, the City of Philadelphia and the City Health Department so that we have a coordinated response in the event the presence of the virus is reported within our service region. We are also communicating with peer transit agencies to share information about preventive measures and best practices for operational procedures.
SEPTA personnel continue to do their part for customers and employees with daily cleaning of stations and vehicles. Riding our buses, trains and trolleys remains safe.
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Right now, the best thing everyone can do is to familiarize themselves on best ways to fight all types of respiratory illnesses, the flu, and colds - starting with some common sense hygiene practices:
Wash your hands often, for 20 seconds, using soap and water
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed or unsanitized hands
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or handkerchief when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after using
It is important to take proper precautions for yourself and others when you feel sick
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Consistent with new CDC guidelines, we urge all SEPTA riders [headed to essential jobs or services] to wear masks 😷 or other facial coverings 🧣 to protect fellow riders and operators.
We will continue to update you on our preventative measure to fight the flu this season and if there are any local updates about the coronavirus.