As everyone might be concerned about the H1N1 flu outbreak, I just wanted to draw your attention to the information alert on the TransLink Alerts page.
In essence, we’re taking direction from the health authorities in our region, and have been told normal transit service levels are fine for the situation right now. Here’s the full alert though:
The situation regarding the H1N1 influenza (“swine flu”) is not “critical”, but TransLink customers may be concerned about the current outbreak. Your transportation authority is in contact with provincial and local Health Authorities, and at this time, service is operating normally. Medical health officers state there is no need to change service levels to reduce the risk of influenza to our customers. TransLink vehicles – including SkyTrain cars and buses – are cleaned daily, and health authorities have told us that the process used is suitable for the current situation in this area: there is no need to increase the frequency of the cleaning or change the method. We would remind our customers to practice “common sense” hygiene to minimize the risk of germ transmission – as they would at any time. For updates on the situation and tips on hygiene, please consult the HealthLinkBC website, at www.healthlinkbc.ca
I hope this flu outbreak is short-lived!