Coronavirus: OC Transpo negligent in maintaining bus windows which don't open
OC Transpo has sought to provide leadership in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus.
This includes the cleaning of buses and preventing passengers getting too close to drivers by requiring rear door entry.
So, why aren't they allowing passengers to freely open bus windows like the STO in Gatineau?
A recent article in the Ottawa Citizen asserts that COVID-19 can stay in the air after a person sneezes of coughs for up to three hours!
When we attempted to reach the General Manager to discuss the situation they were not available.
It's up to members of the public to demand further protections from OC Transpo by allowing passengers to open their windows to enable buses to have proper air circulation.
You could get infected with COVID-19 from a person you haven't even seen if OC Transpo continues to lock-up its windows!
Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, attempted to mimic the virus deposited from an infected person onto everyday surfaces in a household or hospital setting, such as through coughing or touching objects.
The tests show that when the virus is carried by the droplets released when someone coughs or sneezes, it remains viable, or able to still infect people, in aerosols for at least three hours.