Health & Safety


Contact: Maria Arce
Manager of Customer Service and Marketing
Tri Delta Transit
925-754-6622 ext 234

Tri Delta Transit, effective immediately a change in boarding procedures.

ANTIOCH, CA, March 20, 2020 - In response to growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, effective immediately, Eastern Contra Costa County Transit Authority (Tri Delta Transit) customers will be boarding fixed route buses through the rear door unless they require the wheelchair ramp. This will ensure social distancing. Additionally, all fares on all Tri Delta Transit buses will be free.

Industry response to the COVID-19 crisis changes hour-to-hour. Tri Delta Transit staff is working hard to make sure those traveling to essential services and jobs get the transportation they require while keeping our employees safe and healthy. “As a transit agency, it is important that we take precautions so we may continue to provide transportation services. Protecting the health and safety of our passengers and staff is our top priority.” said Chief Executive Officer Jeanne Krieg.

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Tri Delta Transit provides over 3,000,000 trips each year to a population of over 250,000 residents in the 225 square miles of Eastern Contra Costa County. They currently operate 15 local bus routes Monday – Friday, 4 local bus routes on weekends, door-to-door bus service for senior citizens and people with disabilities, on-demand rideshare services and shuttle services to community events.

News Release (PDF)
801 Wilbur Avenue
Antioch, CA 94509

As our community begins to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Tri Delta Transit wants to share with you the steps we are taking to help protect the health and safety of our passengers and staff, which is always our top priority.

Thankfully we have had no reports of any Tri Delta Transit employees contracting COVID-19.

As a transit agency it is important that we take precautions so we may continue to provide transportation services to our community.

The following measures are in effect:

  • Staff is encouraged to stay home if they are not feeling well. All staff has access to hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves.
  • Staff has been reminded of hand hygiene as well as cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • We are closely monitoring local and national reports and recommendations.
  • Buses are sanitized each night with hospital grade sanitizer.

Tri Delta Transit suggests passengers follow good transit hygiene, which mirrors what health officials have been stressing: wash your hands frequently, keep your hands off of your face, cough into your elbow, use hand sanitizer, and stay home if you are sick.

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March 10, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Interim Guidance for Social Distancing

These public health recommendations are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people who become infected, especially those at most risk for severe illness. Respiratory viruses need people close together to keep spreading. Social distancing is a public health strategy that limits the closeness and interactions of people so disease spreads less.

We understand that these recommendations will substantially impact our lives and may be difficult to implement. We considered them carefully in consultation with the state and other counties who have taken similar actions. Given that we now know coronavirus is spreading in our county, this is a critical time for each of us to do our part to protect our community.

The CCHS public health recommendations outlined below are effective today. This expands upon the guidance that we issued on March 6, 2020. We expect these measures to be in place for an initial period of two weeks, and we will continuously assess their impact to determine if they need to be adjusted.

  • People at higher risk of serious illness should not go to mass gatherings such as parades, sporting events, religious services, celebrations and concerts where people are within arm’s length of each other and there are 50 or more people
  • Avoid people who are sick
  • Telecommute if possible
People at higher risk include:
  • People who are 50 years old or older. Current evidence indicates that the risk of severe illness increases with age. The highest risk group are those 80 years and older.
  • People of any age who have underlying medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or chronic lung diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as well as those who are immunocompromised

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