Recently, more cases of the Swine Flu virus have been identified in Texas. The health and safety of our employees and passengers is a top priority. That is why we’re taking steps to minimize the risk associated with the virus. Staff is using a hospital-grade sanitizer when cleaning the facilities and the interior of buses. Capital Metro also is encouraging employees to disinfect their work areas as a way to maintain a healthy work environment. Please be aware that these steps alone cannot fully prevent the spread of flu.
What you can do:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following steps to reduce your chance of catching or spreading Swine Flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- The CDC advises that influenza is spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
- When you cough or sneeze cover your nose and mouth with a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don’t have a tissue, use your upper arm not your hand.
- If you get sick, the CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
For more information about Swine Flu visit their Web site or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.
Capital Metro is working closely with local, state and federal authorities to monitor the Swine Flu outbreak and will take additional steps as needed.