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Report ID: 20-137   
Type: Regular - External Affairs
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 3/11/2020 Final action:
Recommended Action: Consider receiving an update on the District's plans and actions to date concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: District Preparedness and Response to Coronavirus 19



Consider receiving an update on the District's plans and actions to date concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Goal - Safe and Secure Operations

This report outlines the District's preparedness and planning for service that is safe for customers and employees in alignment with the goal to support employees and customers feeling safe and secure in their persons and workplace.


At this time, there have been minimal budget impacts associated with the District's response to the COVID 19 outbreak. A specific project code has been established for the tracking of expenses and labor time associated with planning, preparation, and implementation of COVID 19 related tasks should emergency reimbursement be available. Staff will provide updates as the situation develops. Should the spread of the virus accelerate, become widespread, or become protracted, it is likely that operating costs will increase and revenues will decrease.


COVID 19 first emerged in December of 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus was declared a public health emergency in the United States on January 31, 2020 and has spread to almost 70 countries. Spread of the virus has evolved from direct person to person transmission to community spread.

In response to news of the virus, the General Manager with Senior Leadership convened a Task Force on COVID 19 to address the District's preparedness and response to this situation. The Task Force is being coordinated by Safety Manager Tabby Davenport and Director of Maintenance Cecil Blandon. This interdepartmental multidisciplinary task force is composed of staff at all levels across the organization and has been meeting on a twice weekly basis.

Several departmental initiatives a...

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