CDTA, COVID-19, and You

March 04, 2020
Washing Hands

Responding to COVID-19 Concerns

Up-to-date service information, what we're doing, and how you can keep our community safe


ALBANY, NY (March 3, 2020) - CDTA provides transportation services within a four-county service area in the Capital Region. With the continued spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, some people may be feeling anxiety and concern about the safety of public transit; we take this very seriously.

Despite recent developments, the immediate risk remains low for people to be exposed to the virus, according to the New York State Department of Health.

CDTA is partnering with other agencies in the region to share messages to help prevent the spread of this virus, as well as the flu. It is important to be calm, educated and prepared. Below are some simple precautions we all can observe to help keep ourselves and others healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. A hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will do if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes to avoid transferring germs.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces, like counters, light switches, doorknobs and cellphones.
  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

CDTA has modified its vehicle cleaning process to includes a deep cleaning/disinfection process every three days. If anyone observes a bus that needs attention, please alert CDTA right away.

We are following the guidance of state health authorities to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. We ask that all CDTA customers take the advice of health authorities to stay home and avoid public places if they are sick, especially if there are symptoms such as a fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms.

Our top priority is to ensure that our customers and our employees stay healthy and safe. 

For more information about novel coronavirus or influenza (flu):