Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

FPTA is monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus. We will provide information resources to our public transportation agencies in Florida.

March 30, 2020, 0900 UPDATE
NOTE: New report format providing “at-a-glance” data regarding the number of agencies engaging in specific mitigation measures. This spreadsheet is subject to change at any time and may not reflect the most up-to-date information.

Florida-Specific Coronavirus Conference Call

On March 17, 2020 a conference call was held between transit agencies and FDOT representatives. The linked pdf includes a Q&A summary as well as a link to the recording of the call.

State of Florida Executive Order – from the Office of the Governor 

Important Links

Announcing Florida COVID-19 GIS Hub
Relevant maps, downloadable spatial data, resources and tools, and an archive of daily spatial datasets and information. We also provide resource links to other GIS dashboards and online tools that empower researchers and the general public to engage with community needs and happenings.

Transit System Stories & Best Practices
Examples of transit agency safety alerts and documents from around the country

Resource Links
APTA recommended outside sources of information
FTA’s email for COVID-19 response

A complete list (pdf) of Florida agencies and their response to COVID-19

3-13-20 – U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Increased Flexibility to Help Transit Agencies Respond to Coronavirus
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that expanded eligibility of federal assistance is available under FTA’s Emergency Relief Program to help transit agencies respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in states where the Governor has declared an emergency. This includes allowing all transit providers, including those in large urban areas, to use federal formula funds for emergency-related capital and operating expenses, and raises the cap on the federal government’s share of those expenses.

NCHRP guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response
There are many helpful checklists towards the end of the report that can provide a starting point for agencies to help you develop your response plans if you don’t already have them in place.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020.

Cases in the United States
This page is updated regularly at noon Mondays through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.

CDC Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updates from WHO

World Health Organization

Special Webinars

From APTA – “Transit’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)” Webinar Recording Link
An off-the-record briefing for the public transportation industry, and slides and the video are not to be reproduced.


General Fact Sheet

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What to do if you're sick

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention