COVID YELLOW ALERT IN GRAFTON COUNTY – ALL ADVANCE TRANSIT ROUTES WILL BE LIMITING NUMBER OF RIDERS ON BUS AT ANY ONE TIME

IMPORTANT COVID-19 Announcement for AT Riders – October 14, 2020
Because of the elevated COVID levels in Grafton County announced today by the State of New Hampshire, Advance Transit is implementing rider limits on all buses in both New Hampshire and Vermont:
• 35’ Gillig buses 17 riders (normally buses on the Red and Blue routes)
• 30’ Gillig buses 13 riders (normally buses on the Green, Orange, Brown and Yellow routes)
• 14′ Chevy buses (16 passenger)- 8 riders (Hanover Shuttles)
• 18′ Ford buses 10 riders (also Hanover Shuttles)

The only exception will be for families to allow them on so they are not separated.
Advance Transit has completed the installation of physical barriers between passenger seat rows on all AT buses. The main way that the COVID-19 virus spreads is from person to person through respiratory droplets when people cough, sneeze or talk. The installation of the plastic barriers is for the protection of our riders.
These barriers are in addition to requiring all passengers wear a mask throughout their travel on the bus and maintain social distancing. All AT buses are cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day’s service; our drivers are screening daily before driving by taking their temperature and assessing other potential symptoms; all drivers’ seating is screening from passengers; all AT facilities are disinfected daily, employees are screened daily and employees and guests are required to wear a mask when moving throughout the facility.
AT is concerned about the safety of our riders and our employees. We will continue to diligently work to prevent or minimize the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. We appreciate the support of our riders through their compliance with required safety practices.