City of Turlock takes proactive steps to address Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns with public transit services and facilities
The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (SCHSA) continues to monitor the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in China and its spread around the world. To date, approximately 445 people have been tested nationwide and as of 2/26/2020, there are a total of 9 confirmed cases in California. There are currently no confirmed cases in Stanislaus County.
Based on information known so far, members of the public are more likely to contract COVID-19 from person-to-person contact with respiratory droplets (i.e. cough, sneeze, spit) than to contract it from touching an object or surface. Nonetheless, transmission from surface contact is still possible.
Effective immediately, the City of Turlock is implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures for City buses and transit facilities. We will be disinfecting frequently-used surfaces on buses and in the Roger K. Fall Transit Center daily. These enhanced procedures will remain in place for as long as required. City staff will continue to monitor the situation and take additional steps if needed.
The health and safety of our community remains our primary concern. You can help by washing your hands often, using alcohol-based sanitizers when soap and water is unavailable, covering your coughs and sneezes with your arm, staying home if sick, and avoiding direct contact with sick individuals.
For more info, please visit http://www.schsa.org/PublicHealth/pages/corona-virus