Rapid Transit works to make riding safer during COVID-19 outbreak

RAPID CITY, S.D. — After state health officials notified Rapid City of a transit driver who tested positive for COVID-19 this past Saturday, social distancing hasn’t been much of an issue, due to a drop in riders in March and April.

The driver was tested on Tuesday the 12th and has not returned to work since then.

Drivers are sanitizing their buses and high touch areas on a regular basis, and they also clean the floors after after each shift.

“The recommendation from the state department of health moving forward is mandating that our drivers wear masks, and so that was implemented at the beginning of this week, when the route system started this week, all drivers are wearing masks.” said Rapid City spokesman Darrell Shoemaker.

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