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As health authorities tell us to stay at home and to maintain a six-foot distance from one another, public transit ridership has understandably collapsed. A TransitApp analysis suggests that this collapse has now stabilized around 70% below pre-crisis levels, but many major agencies report bigger declines, especially on longer-distance and commute-oriented services. San Francisco’s BART system, for example, has lost 93% of its riders. Read more
While white collar workers can do their jobs from the comfort of home during the COVID-19 crisis, millions of essential workers continue to rely on transit to reach jobs providing medical care, food, and other necessities. The bus and train operators transporting these workers are also at heightened risk and must receive added protections to stay safe on the job. Read more
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The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) says its encouraging riders seeking an income-based discount on regular fares to apply for RTD’s LiVE Program. Read more
DENVER – Effective immediately, Mayor Michael B. Hancock is extending the City and County of Denver’s Stay at Home Public Health Order until April 30, 2020. The city is also extending its ban on mass gatherings through April 30 and will begin posting its daily Emergency Operations Situational Report to denvergov.org.
“I am very proud and thankful for all the Denver residents who are staying at home and practicing physical distancing,” Mayor Hancock said in extending the order. “I know this hasn’t been easy for many, but given the current data and advice from experts about the spread of COVID-19 in our community and across the country, these are the actions that are going to get us on the other side of this curve and protect the health of as many people as possible.”
The original order was set to expire on April 11. With the extension of the order, the city will conduct additional outreach and enforcement as the Mayor urges all residents to stay home except for essential business or essential activities, and stay safe by observing the public health order guidelines amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.
As of today, Denver has had:
· 6,090 contacts with businesses and residents about compliance with the stay-at-home order
· 1,796 warnings issued
· 14 citations issued
View full stay at home order here.
The daily situation report is prepared daily by the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in accordance with federal guidelines for emergency management. Today’s report is attached and available on the Local Preparation and Coordination page of denvergov.org.
Members of the media who want to receive the daily reports by email should provide their contact information to JIC_News@denvergov.org. Visit denvergov.org for ongoing updates about Denver’s COVID-19 response.