Metro Transit will resume front-door boarding and fare collection on MetroBus vehicles beginning on Monday, June 1, with temporary changes to fares and fare collection. MetroBus cash fares have been waived since March 21 to reduce the person-to-person contact between bus operators and passengers, and riders have been boarding buses via the rear doors. Metro has continued to implement precautionary safety measures including providing all transit operators with masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment, limiting passenger loads on buses, installing polycarbonate shields around the operator cabs on all buses, requiring all passengers to wear face covering masks on transit vehicles, and adjusting MetroBus service to better meet ridership demands and support social distancing. With all these measures now in place, Metro is in position to safely resume fare collection while continuing to address the health and safety of drivers and passengers. More information about the fare changes can be found online here.
Children may worry about themselves, family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is accurate and minimizes anxiety or fear. Here are a few tips:
Additional information on talking with children can be found here.
The Dignified Transfer Center is currently accommodating 2 decedents. 54 additional individuals have been through the center and transported to a crematorium or funeral home, at the request of family. To date, 56 individuals have entered the Dignified Transfer Center.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached at (877) 435-8411.
St. Louis County has created a website dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to COVID-19, stlcorona.com. Please visit that website or those belonging to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) for the most current and reputable information.