Covid-19 Resources

AzTA is monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and we will continue to provide current information & resources to public transit organizations in Arizona.

Any information/recommendations on the AzTA Website are not legally binding in their own right. Conformity with information/recommendations is voluntary only. Information is intended only to provide clarity to AzTA members regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. If you have questions relating to COVID-19, please contact the CDC and your local public health agency directly.

Filter by Category:

Case Study: Public Transit During COVID-19 and the Road to Recovery

 Resources
This new case study on the Learning Center explores how transit agencies have addressed the unique challenges posed by the pandemic, highlights how they are preparing for a resurgence of riders, gives short- and long-term recommendations based on lessons learned, and links to additional resources from other organizations.

Best Practices Spotlight Article: Coronavirus Disease 2019

 Resources, Best Practices
The COVID-19 Best Practices Spotlight Article provides best practices and guidance on safety, communications, funding, and more from the perspectives of state, rural and tribal transit managers, and clinical experts.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Transit Vehicles and Facilities During a Contagious Virus Pandemic

 Cleaning/Disinfecting , Resources
This white paper discusses current industry practices for cleaning and disinfecting transit vehicles and facilities in response to a pandemic virus.

The ADA and Face Mask Policies

 Resources
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in many ways. People with disabilities, people with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, and people over the age 60, are at a higher risk of becoming infected and most likely to become seriously ill.

Webinar: ADOT 5311 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, (CARES) Act of 2020 Implementation

 CARES Act, Webinars/Training

Developing a Pandemic Virus Service Restoration Checklist

 Resources
APTA's white paper covers the development of a service restoration checklist for transit agencies impacted by a pandemic virus.

Public Health Considerations for Reopening Mass Transit during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 CDC
The purpose of this tool is to assist mass transit administrators in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.

EPA Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes

 Cleaning/Disinfecting
Cleaning & Disinfecting: Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes

What Transit Station Workers Need to Know About COVID-19

 CDC
For transit station workers, potential sources of exposure include having close contact with a transit passenger with COVID-19, by touching surfaces contaminated with coronavirus, or by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

What Transit Maintenance Workers Need to Know About COVID-19

 CDC
For transit maintenance workers, potential sources of exposure include close contact with a coworker with COVID-19, contacting surfaces touched or handled by a person with COVID-19, or by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

What Rail Transit Operators Need to Know About COVID-19

 CDC
For rail transit operators, potential sources of exposure include having close contact with a passenger with COVID-19, by contacting surfaces touched or handled by a person with COVID-19, or by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

What Bus Transit Operators Need to Know About COVID-19

 CDC
For bus transit operators, potential sources of exposure include having close contact with a bus passenger with COVID-19, by contacting surfaces touched or handled by a person with COVID-19, or by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

 CARES Act
The CARES Act provides emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and provide emergency appropriations to support Executive Branch agency operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FAQs: 2020 CARES Act Funding Reimbursement

 CARES Act

Webinar: ADOT E-Grants 5311 CARES Act Reimbursement

 CARES Act, Webinars/Training

CARES Act Funding

 CARES Act
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released apportionment tables for the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act" or “CARES Act." This legislation includes provisions for new transit funding to assist providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding package is the largest transit appropriation in history and will benefit recipients of Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grants and Section 5311 Formula Grants for Rural Areas.

Webinar: Public Transportation Responds: Safeguarding Riders and Employees

 Webinars/Training
safeguarding webinar

Webinar: Keeping Public Transit Workers and Riders Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 Webinars/Training
Source: APTA
APTA and CDC

Webinar: Effective Methods to Clean and Disinfect Transit Vehicles

 Cleaning/Disinfecting , Webinars/Training
Source: APTA
cleaning webinar

Webinar: Managing Transit Funding and Financing During the Pandemic

 Webinars/Training
Source: APTA
managing funding webinar

Guide: Public Transit Pandemic Planning and Response

 Resources
APTA's summary of key points from NCHRP Report 769: A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response.

Guide: Safeguarding Riders and Employees

 Resources
Strategies and tactical guidance for public transportation agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic and to inform future pandemic preparedness.

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 CDC
CDC is the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic.

World Health Organization

Read the latest updates about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic