System Alert: Bus Stops Moving at El Cerrito Del Norte Station 11/6

COVID19

The safety of our riders is our number one priority. We’ve committed to upholding the safety standards outlined by the Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan, which will allow riders to confidently transfer between participating systems, knowing the same high standards have been applied to all.

Here’s how we’re keeping you safe:

Enhanced Cleaning

We’re using a CDC-approved disinfectant nightly, to deep clean all vehicles. Crews spray disinfecting mist on all surfaces onboard the vehicles, let it sit for a few minutes to kill viruses, then scrub to remove any physical particles. They then repeat the process with high touch surfaces on the outside of the bus, like doors, door frames, and bike racks.

Physical Distancing

CDC guidelines indicate that the main source of coronavirus transmission is person-to-person contact. We’re running limited passenger loads to allow for social distancing. On-demand buses carry no more than 6 passengers at a time, regional and express buses carry no more than 12 passengers at a time. We’re also blocking off seats to promote physical distancing between passengers. Passengers are encouraged to sit as far apart as possible while riding the Vine.

Safe Boarding

We’ve boarded passengers through rear doors March-August to ensure the maximum physical distance between passengers and drivers. In order to accomplish this, all fares were waived. As a result of enhanced safety measures, including the installation of driver barriers, front door boarding and fares resumed September 13.

Face Covering

Face coverings are required on our vehicles, at our bus stops, and at all of our facilities. Consistent with Napa County Health Order, riders under two and those with breathing difficulties are not required to wear a face covering.

Healthy Workforce

We’re working hard to keep our team safe and healthy. We provide PPE to our drivers and staff members, stagger office shifts whenever possible, and adhere to strict safety protocols at our facilities. Our staff is required to stay home if they’re sick, and encouraged to get tested often. We have also installed hand sanitizer stations for our drivers and staff, inside our transit facilities.

Visual Indicators

We have posted large signs onboard buses and at the transit center to reinforce social distancing guidelines and face covering requirements. We also reinforce these ideas through weekly social media posts, and will continue to do so throughout the pandemic.

Here’s how you can help:

Wear a face covering

According to the CDC, COVID-19 can be spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Cover your mouth and nose when around others to reduce the spread. Face coverings are required on all Vine buses, at bus stops, and everywhere on NVTA property

Keep Your Distance

The CDC indicates that COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact for a prolonged period. Stay at least 3 feet away from others when face coverings are worn on buses. Stay at least 6 feet away from others at bus stops and transit centers. If possible, plan your trips during off-peak hours to avoid crowded vehicles.

Ride Quietly

Talking, singing, and other verbal activities increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Minimize talking while riding the bus, to help reduce the spread.

Keep Your Hands Clean

Frequent handwashing can help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Use a Touchless Fare Option

Minimizing the use of cash for fares helps reducke the spread of COVID-19 transmission. Use touchless payment options, if possible.