CCAT Covid-19 history including switch to deviated fixed route
CCAT responded to the pandemic a little over a year ago by taking the following actions:
1. 3/9/2020 – The CCATD Board approved the revised Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP). The following was included in the revised plan:
Service changes including but not be limited to:
a. A reduction or change in fixed route service.
• One or both fixed routes may be changed to deviated fixed route service.
b. A reduction or change in paratransit service.
• If both fixed routes are changed to deviated fixed routes, ADA paratransit service will not be required or provided.
c. A reduction or change in the service area.
2. 3/27/2020, 1:22 pm – Issued a Press Release regarding service changes including switching to Deviated Fixed Route starting 3/30/20
a. 3/27/20, 1:24 pm – Notified CCAT Board
b. 3/27/20, 1:24 pm – Notified CCAT Advisory Committee
c. 3/27/20, 1:31 pm – Notified CCAT Oregon Department of Transportation
d. Seating on all CCAT vehicles was restricted. Every other row of seats was closed to limit the number of passengers traveling at one time on a single vehicle.
e. Passengers were asked to stay six-feet away from other passengers and follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the exposure and spread of the coronavirus.
3. 4/13/2020 – The CCATD Board approved the Contagious Virus response Plan
a. This plan provided guidance in preparing for and responding to a pandemic which included:
b. Service level adjustments as necessary including:
• Change fixed route service to deviated fixed route
4. 4/15/2020 – The CCATD issued a Request for Quotes for Bus Disinfecting Services.
a. CCATD sought a contractor to thoroughly clean/disinfect the interior of vehicles daily throughout the pandemic.
5. 4/28/2020 – Coos County Area Transportation District suspended all services. The fleet was sanitized due to safety concerns. Services resumed on May 4, 2020.
6. 5/29/2020 – CCATD Board approved the mask policy.
7. 8/25/2020 – Coos County Area Transportation District suspended all services. The fleet was sanitized due to safety concerns. Services resumed Monday, August 31, 2020.
8. 9/22/2020 – Coos County Area Transportation District suspended all services. The fleet was sanitized due to safety concerns. Services resumed Monday, September 28, 2020.