COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates from Skagit Transit and links to community resources

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Skagit Transit Updates

June 1st Update-

Skagit Transit is charging fares again on all fixed route services.

 

Our current service reductions for both Fixed-Route bus service and the Paratransit service are in response to declining ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic. These reductions will enable Skagit Transit to protect our operators and riders while providing streamlined public transportation options for those conducting essential travel. 

PARATRANSIT service will operate:

6AM-7PM            Monday thru Friday

8AM-6PM            Saturday and Sunday

 

MONDAY thru SATURDAY- Fixed Route Service buseswill operate on a Saturday schedule unless noted below:

Route 205 and 206 will go to hourly departures leaving Skagit Station at the top and bottom of the hour respectively.

Route 300 will operate every 2 hours instead of every hour.

Routes 409, 513, and 750 will no longer operate until further notice.

 

SUNDAY- Fixed Route servicewill operate on a Sunday schedule unless noted below:

Route 205 and 206 will go to hourly departures leaving Skagit Station at the top and bottom of the hour respectively.

Route 300 will operate every 2 hours instead of every hour.

Skagit Transit is committed to the safety of our riders and has implemented additional disinfecting methods when cleaning the vehicle fleet daily. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, transit should be used for essential travel only.

Skagit Transit is prepared to continue to provide public transportation to our county for these essential trips. However, our ability to do so depends on our ability to keep our transit employees safe and healthy. 

We are asking our riders, on both fixed route and paratransit, to help us keep our drivers healthy by doing the following:

  • Ride the bus for essential trips only
  • On Fixed Route buses, please enter and exit the bus through the back door, unless using the ramp 
  • Keep at least six feet from our driver and, when possible, other riders
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Stay at home and do not ride the bus if experiencing the symptoms of an illness

We care about the health and safety or our riders, drivers, and community.

We need your help to ensure we can continue to provide bus service by helping to keep our transit employees healthy.

EFFECTIVE June 26th

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Links to Community Resources during the COVID-19 emergency

To visit the Skagit County Public Health website on COVID-19, please click HERE.

 

Food Banks- Skagit Transit has compiled a list of the food banks and how they are functioning under social distancing. Please review our LIST to find out how to use transit to reach the food banks and how they are working.

The Food Bank at the Mount Vernon Manor is temporarily suspended. Individuals in need of food assistance can call Mary to discuss options. Mary can be reached by cell for limited assistance on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at: 360-391-9815.

 

Schools Distributing Food- Some schools are distributing food to students who qualify for free and reduced lunches. To see which schools are involved and how you can take Skagit Transit to reach them, click HERE.

 

The following link is for free telehealth services provided by Skagit Regional in Skagit County.

(They have Spanish speakers available)

 

https://www.skagitregionalhealth.org/healthquest/blog/2020/03/06/myeclinic-offering-free-virtual-visits-for-respiratory-illness-patients

 

 

 

 

 

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