Tompkins County Health Department officials notified TCAT today that a person who traveled on Route 51 Sat., April 24, has tested positive for Covid-19.

The rider boarded the outbound bus at Green St. Station at 2:32 p.m. and disembarked at Skyvue Rd. @ Snyder Hill Rd. at 2:54 p.m.

Health department officials advise that anyone on the Route 51 during that time period to please follow guidance as listed on their website at Public Exposure page.

TCAT continues to practice a number of strict protocols as advised by health and industry experts to include:

  • Requiring riders and front-line employees to wear face coverings per state and federal mandates.
  • Promoting social distancing by limiting the number of passengers per bus to 25.
  • Encouraging good hygiene with the installation of hand sanitizers on all buses.
  • Adhering to a strict and daily regimen of bus disinfection of the entire fleet.
  • Requiring all employees to self-monitor and report any symptoms, as well as to undergo a temperature check, before they are allowed to start work either in the office or out in public. Any employee who receives a positive test is prohibited from working on site, driving or coming into contact with TCAT customers.
  • Communicating to riders and employees the importance of hand washing, social distancing and self-isolating if they have symptoms of illness.

See TCAT’s Covid FAQs at

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