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.
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- FDOT Cleaning and Health Supply Resource List – NEW 2/10/21
- APTA Transit Mask Mandate Summary – NEW 2/1/21
- CDC Mask Order – NEW 2/1/21
- Pandemic Survey Results – NEW 2/1/21
- FPTA Letter to Governor re: Vaccine Distribution, Dec 9, 2020
- EPA Approved Disinfecting Products
- Protecting Employee and Customer Health During the Pandemic, WSP Report
- COVID-19 – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TIPS AND PRACTICES FOR BUS TRANSIT SYSTEMS
- Notes from Nationwide COVID-19 Conference Calls (updated 7/21/20)
- FPTA Letter to Governor’s Task Force, April 29, 2020
- National RTAP Call Summary, April 15, 2020
April 14, 2020 | “To all public transportation workers, thank you”
Last updated May 22, 2020, 0900
NOTE: Excel spreadsheet 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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Updates from WHO
World Health Organization
APTA's Public Transit Response to Coronavirus or COVID-19
APTA Policy Brief: Public Transit Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 2020)
APTA Provides New Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance During a Contagious Virus Pandemic (June 2020)
APTA, together with WSP USA, Inc. and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHU), has developed the linked guide — APTA COVID-19 Guide: Safeguarding Riders and Employees. (Revised August 2020)
The guide is written to provide senior public transit operations leaders with strategies and tactical solutions that can help protect riders and agency employees from COVID-19, as well as help with future pandemic preparedness.
CTAA's COVID-19 Resources and News
- The Cares Act and State-Managed Transit Grant Programs: Words of Advice from CTAA (April 2020)
- Properly Cleaning Your Vehicles and Other Transit Facilities
- Working with Your Local Health Departments
- Communicating Service Reductions
- Advanced Preparations for Employee Health and Safety
- What To Do if Your Employee Tests Positive
COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Sector Response Planning
COVID-19 – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TIPS AND PRACTICES FOR BUS TRANSIT SYSTEMS
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FDOT and CUTR recognize the need to provide transit agencies with guidance to help them effectively respond to this crisis. This document is a compilation of tips, strategies, and practices that other public transit across the country have implemented to help reduce the risk of being infected and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus.
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.
APTA recommended outside sources of information
FTA’s email for COVID-19 response
FLORIDA AGENCY 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.
Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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.
CUTR/FDOT Operator Barrier Guidance Document
FDOT and CUTR have developed a guidance document that agencies should review if designing and...
CTAA Develops Single Source for COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Thank you to CTAA for developing the following set of COVID-19 safety protocols (PDF) by...
FTA Safety Advisory 20-01: Recommended Actions to Reduce the Risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Among Transit Employees and Passengers
This Safety Advisory recommends that transit agencies develop and implement procedures and...
CDC Guidance Documents for Transit Agencies
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a series of coronavirus guidance...
Guidance for Florida’s Transit Providers on Governor’s EO 20-91
FDOT has responded to several questions regarding Governor DeSantis's Executive Order 20-91....
State of Florida: Stay at Home Governor’s Executive Order
Please see the attached Executive Order from Governor DeSantis issuing a stay at home order for...
Florida-Specific Coronavirus Conference Calls
On April 9, 2020 a second conference call was held. The document linked here includes a Q&A summary. There is no recording for this call.
On March 17, 2020 a conference call was held between transit agencies and FDOT representatives. The pdf linked here 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
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