Due to the recent rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases we have no choice but to place ridership restrictions. As of June 19th 2020 we will be making the following requirements both for in town and out of town ridership:
1. Wear a mask when you ride the bus.
2. In town and out of town will be limited to essential trips only.
3. If you are sick, stay home!
4. Office will be closed but you can call 509-382-1647 to make a reservation 24 hours ahead of time.
5. Buses will continue to only have a 5 passenger max for social distance practice.
The Columbia County Senior Center dining room is closed until the 28th of April, but we will be serving
meals to go until we can gather again!! We’ll be distributing meals at Noon, by a drive in and pick up
method so you don’t have to get out of your car! The meals are a suggested donation of $4.00 for 60+ or $7.00 for under 60.
Arrangements can be made for delivery for those of our guests who chose to not go out at all.
If your loved one is on home delivery, it’s business as usual. Always check in on your mature neighbors,
but if you have a neighbor, friend or family member who is used to coming to the center, this is going to
be a long 6 wks. Call 509-520-5307 to make arrangements.
Columbia County Public Transit has successfully pulled together a local grocery delivery program!
Dayton Mercantile can take phone orders and payment over the phone (excluding alcohol and cigarettes)
and CCPT will deliver the orders. Let’s utilize this system and continue to keep Columbia County low on
COVID-19 cases! Call Dayton Merchantile at 382-2563. They will call us to deliver when your order is ready.
Columbia County Public Transportations office will no longer be open to the public until further notice. Please call our
office to make an appointment, or you may knock on the office front door if you need to drop off payments, etc.
Thank you all for understanding and your support! The longer we all stay healthy, the longer we are able to
support our community in a time of crisis.
Please continue to follow Washington State’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” guidelines. By everyone doing their part, we can continue
to keep our community safe and healthy. We would like to thank you Columbia County for being diligent and staying home.
Surrounding Counties have had an increase of positive cases and their numbers continue to climb.
There is still a concern for COVID-19 in our community.
Gov. Jay Inslee Proclamation (March 23, 2020):
-Require every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
-Ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
-Close all businesses except essential businesses.
Due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, starting on 03/25/2020, CCPT will be minimizing all bus routes to a total of four out of town trips per day.
These trips will consist of a 5:00AM, 6:20AM, 2:00PM, and 4:00PM. We will require all passengers make their reservations 24 hours in advance.
Due to social distancing, we will also only allow a maximum amount of four passengers to board the bus at a time.
As for drop off locations, we will only be offering stops at existing ‘standing reservations’ for work purposes, medical facilities, pharmacies,
and grocery stores. Our local in-town services will continue the same hours. CCPT will only allow four passengers to be seated
in the bus at a time, and each passenger is only allowed one round trip ride per day. This can include several stops before they are
returned home (Ex. home; hospital; pharmacy; return home.)
IF YOU ARE SICK DO NOT RIDE!
All of these changes will be temporary, until the COVID-19 pandemic has become contained.
With COVID-19’s continued threats we will clean and disinfect every corner of our vehicles after every trip. All high frequent touch points will be cleaned and scrubbed down as if they were infected! You will also notice that we have closed off a few seats to follow proper distancing in our vehicles. Please call dispatch for trip availability and also keep in mind to MAINTAIN TRAVEL TO A MINIMUM!