City of Windsor COVID-19 Updates: Transit Windsor and Municipal Parks
Transit Windsor is implementing a new protocol in an effort to keep passengers and drivers as safe as possible.
In addition to planning a reduced schedule and the closure of the downtown Windsor International Transit Terminal (WITT) announced yesterday, beginning today and in effect until at least April 5, all passengers will board at the rear door of the bus to limit the regular interaction with staff. Only elderly, passengers with mobility issues and persons in a wheelchair will be permitted to board from the front doors. Details on the reduced schedule plan will be announced shortly and will be in effect until at least April 5 when it will be reassessed.
Also, riders are asked to only use public transit if it is absolutely necessary for essential travel. By encouraging only essential travel, Transit Windsor is doing its part in the effort to stem the potential spread of the Coronavirus across the city, should the virus appear in our community.
All City of Windsor parks remain open to the public. We recognize the importance of having a place to go in order to remain active and stay healthy during this unprecedented time. We would like to remind park users to:
Stay home if you are sick, have recently travelled outside of Canada or have a sick family member;
Practice social distancing while out in public, including at City parks;
Remember to frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not immediately available;
Avoid touching your face and public surfaces.
In our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the City of Windsor has now scaled back and/or modified the delivery of all non-essential services. City of Windsor parks will continue to be maintained but on a reduced schedule. We ask that you help us in keeping our parks clean and don’t leave anything behind.
We thank you for your cooperation.
For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the City of Windsor, please visit our COVID-19 page www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19.
The Windsor Essex County Health Unit is an excellent resource for local updates on COVID-19.