Oceanside, CA – To comply with the County of San Diego public health order related to COVID-19, the North County Transit District (NCTD) will require all passengers to wear face coverings while using the transit system beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. This requirement will be in effect for all passengers riding buses and trains, while on transit property, or in transit facilities.
The following rules will be in effect beginning May 1:
“NCTD is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our customers, our employees, and the general public. We will continue to follow the direction of health organizations, including this newest order issued by the County of San Diego,” said Tony Kranz, NCTD Board Chair and Encinitas councilmember. “Each of us can contribute to the effort to keep all of us safe.”
NCTD is following the guidelines set forth by the County of San Diego which states: “Starting May 1, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public where they come within 6 feet of another person.” As described by the California Department of Public Health, “a cloth face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can be made of a variety of materials, such as cotton, silk, or linen.” Passengers can visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for guidelines on making and using a homemade face covering.
To slow the spread of COVID-19, NCTD has enhanced its cleaning and disinfecting procedures on all vehicles and at stations. Additionally, strategies have been implemented to help with social distancing. Highlights include:
NCTD continues to offer service on all modes. The COASTER service schedule has been modified temporarily due to COVID-19. Updated schedules can be accessed on the NCTD website. NCTD reminds passengers to only use public transit for essential trips, stay home if feeling sick, and to wear a face covering at all times. NCTD thanks its dedicated frontline employees for continuing to move essential workers to their destinations. They are truly the heroes of public transit.
About NCTD: The North County Transit District is a public transportation agency providing over 10 million passenger trips annually throughout North San Diego County and into downtown San Diego. NCTD’s system includes BREEZE buses (with FLEX service), COASTER commuter trains, SPRINTER hybrid rail trains, and LIFT paratransit service. NCTD’s mission is to deliver safe, convenient, reliable, and user-friendly public transportation services. For more information visit: GoNCTD.com.