Taking Precautions Against Potential Spread of Coronavirus
Palmetto Breeze is taking active precautions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and any contagious diseases. Palmetto Breeze is performing additional sanitization of our vehicles.
In line with policies recommended by the Community Transportation Association of America, Palmetto Breeze is also requiring all passengers in mobility devices that require on-vehicle securement to wear face masks.
For more information, see the answers to frequently asked questions below and download and review the documents posted to the right provided by the S.C. Department of Health and
Environmental Control, Federal Transit Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How is COVID-19 Spread from Person-to-Person?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
How is the Virus Spread?
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.