New health measures ­inside buses

Record Staff

The Société de transport de Sherbrooke (STS) has announced the implementation of new health measures to ensure the health and safety of drivers and passengers on public transit. Over the next few weeks, plexiglass panels will be installed inside STS buses to protect its drivers. This measure will allow customers to start boarding again through the front door and pay their fare using the usual fare collection tools.
“Plexiglass is a safe way to organize the limited space in the driver’s compartment. We are working with the Drivers’ Union to ensure that this is a measure that meets safety standards. We have to ensure that the driver is protected when customers start boarding vehicles through the front door again,” commented Patrick Dobson, STS Executive Director.
Recommended face coverings for passengers
Based on information provided by the ministry of health and social services the STS is recommending that clientele wear face coverings, particularly because it is difficult to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres on buses.
The STS added that face covering does not replace good hygiene habits like frequent handwashing and coughing into your elbow.

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