As a precautionary measure we have put “GO KITS” on our entire fleet of motor coaches. We have packed these kits with the recommended products suggested by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) that will best reduce the spread of the CORONAVIRUS COVID-19. All of our staff have received the information on how to clean and maintain our coaches. They have also received the CDC guidelines for recognizing individuals who are displaying symptoms of the infection.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze
- Avoid touching your face
- Clean and disinfect
- Stay home when you are sick, except needed medical care
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
Georgia Coach Lines, Inc. will follow applicable guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for reducing workplace exposure. All decisions will be made in collaboration with applicable guidelines established by the CDC and White House COVID-19 Task Force. Masks are mandatory on the motorcoach by employees and passengers to help prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from spreading.
Management will monitor federal, state, and local public health updates regarding COVID-19 regulations, guidance, and recommendations and to ensure that workers have access to current information. We will require sick employees to stay home and follow the guidelines below:
- Conduct health checks (e.g., symptom and temperature screening) of employees before they enter the facility, in accordance with state and local public health authorities. Screening and health checks are not a replacement for other protective measures such as social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing.
- Employees who have symptoms should notify management and stay home. CDC recommends testing for people with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and for all close contacts of persons with COVID-19.
- Employees who are sick with COVID-19 should isolate and follow CDC-recommended quarantine for 14 days. Employees who are asymptomatic (have no symptoms) or pre-symptomatic (not yet showing symptoms) but have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection should also isolate and quarantine for 14 days and should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers, and a negative COVID-19 test results.
- Employees who are well but who have a sick household member with COVID-19 should notify management and follow CDC-recommended precautions and self-monitor for symptoms and quarantine for 14 days.
- Employees who appear to have symptoms upon arrival at work or who become sick during the day are immediately separated from other employees, customers, passengers and visitors, and sent home.
- If the employee becomes sick while at work, we will arrange for a safe transport of the employee home or to a healthcare provider. Should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation is met, in consultation with healthcare providers, and a negative COVID-19 test results.
- Masks are mandatory. Touchless thermometers and physical guides (e.g., decals, colored tape, or signs) are on each motorcoach to support passengers’ safety and social distancing on board the motorcoach. Drivers can identify most common symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., coughing or sweating) and have the authority to consult with the charter party regarding the proper safety procedures to isolate the passenger(s).
If a passenger becomes sick while on the motorcoach:
- Our staff and the charter party will collectively arrange for a safe transport of the passenger to their home or to a healthcare provider.
- Close off areas occupied by the sick passenger and will not be used until after cleaning and disinfection.
- Affected vehicles can be used immediately after cleaning and disinfection according to CDC guidelines.