In a continued effort to keep passengers and employees safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is installing no-touch hand sanitizer stations on all agency buses and in facilities. These stations will provide passengers an easy, convenient and safe way to keep their hands clean when riding DCTA buses. All touchless hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed by the end of this month.
DCTA recommends that passengers use the no-touch sanitizer dispensers when boarding and exiting agency buses to practice safe hand hygiene. The sanitizer stations are simple to use by placing your hand under the dispenser, letting the sanitizer fall into your hand and removing your hand once the sanitizer is in place. Following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, hand sanitizer dispensers used on DCTA bus vehicles meet the alcohol percentage threshold at 70 percent.
“We are constantly re-evaluating our COVID-19 precautions to ensure we are providing safe mobility options for our passengers,” DCTA CEO Raymond Suarez said. “The installation of hand sanitizer dispensers will allow passengers to easily follow guidelines from the CDC when riding DCTA.”
The CDC recommends that passengers wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when arriving and leaving your stop or station. DCTA’s hand sanitizer dispensers will help riders maintain hand hygiene practices to keep themselves and other passengers safe.
DCTA continues to work diligently to keep passengers and employees healthy and ensure a safe commute for riders. The agency encourages passengers to maintain the recommended social distancing of six feet and wear a face covering when onboard DCTA vehicles. If a passenger isn’t feeling well, it is recommended that they stay at home.
To learn more about what DCTA is doing in response to COVID-19 and how you can keep yourself and others safe, visit RideDCTA.net.