City Provides Free Transit for Mass-Vaccination Rides

The City of Windsor is waiving the fare costs on Transit Windsor buses for anyone travelling to or from a COVID-19 mass-vaccination clinic appointment.

“We don’t want transportation to be a barrier for anyone,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “By waving the usual fare, we can help provide one more way those in need can get where they need to go.”

Please note: the free ride is not a special bus dropping riders right at a mass-vaccination clinic; it is regular Transit Windsor service that riders can use to get to the area where the vaccination clinic is located and where they have an appointment.

“We ask that riders simply let the driver know they’re going to the clinic to get vaccinated, so we can keep track for future funding support,” said Transit Windsor Executive Director Tyson Cragg.

The free service to and from a mass-vaccination clinic area includes the county municipalities serviced by Transit Windsor.

Health Unit Guidance

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has published recommendations for riders, including the following:

  • Do not take public transit if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
  • Allow space to maintain physical distancing from each other and the driver. If the bus is too crowded, wait for the next one.
  • Do not touch any surfaces in the bus shelter while you wait for the bus.
  • Maintain a two-metre distance from others while waiting for the bus.
  • Allow passengers to exit the bus before you enter, and keep a two-metre distance at all times.
  • Keep and use an alcohol based hand sanitizer to clean your hands before and after entering the bus.

For a complete list of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit recommendations or for more information on vaccines and clinics, visit the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit website at wechu.org.

For more information on City services, visit CityWindsor.ca or contact 311.

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