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Michigan City implements temporary transit schedule after 5 employees test positive for COVID-19

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.—Michigan City’s transit system will operate on a temporary schedule after employees tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from Mayor Duane Parry’s office.

Tests results showed that five of seven transit employees tested positive for COVID-19. The employees are quarantining at home, the city said.

The buses used by the affected employees were taken out of service and thoroughly sanitized, the city said.

Due to the shortage of available drivers, the Michigan City Transit will begin a temporary operating schedule beginning Monday, July 6:

  • Fixed routes and paratransit services will operate Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The commuter route TT-Black line will operate Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice.

There will be no service daily between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to sanitize buses.

All rides are free until further notice to ensure there is no person-to-person contact between drivers and passengers.

The transit system is sanitizing buses throughout the day, placing shields between the driver and the public, performing daily temperature checks and using face masks, the city said.

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