3/31/2020 11:58 AM
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Sun Metro Social Distancing Update: COVID-19 Related Efforts

Effective immediately, Sun Metro will take extra steps to safeguard its passengers and employees by implementing the new ‘Seat Closed’ rule.

Upon boarding from the rear doors, passengers will notice ‘Seat Closed’ signs on every other seat to make it easier for them to follow the more aggressive social distancing protocol of one seated passenger per row.

Highly utilized routes will have stand-by buses available to assist with transporting passengers. As a reminder, Sun Metro is waiving fares during this health crisis to limit exposure amongst passengers and drivers alike and passengers should ride only for essential activities such as to get medications, healthcare, groceries or get to work if they are an essential worker.

Sun Metro also encourages passengers to follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines: 
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow 

For more information about Sun Metro, call 915.212.3333. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/sunmetro or follow us on Twitter @SunMetro.

For more information about the City of El Paso’s COVID-19 containment efforts, visit epstrong.org.