To ensure all 34 Missouri transit providers can continue to provide transit service to thousands, Missouri transit providers and MPTA are requesting COVID-19 priority testing for transit professionals in accordance with CDC priority testing guidelines (Priority 3). Doctors, nurses, first responders are a Priority 4 for testing, which is the highest priority level.
“The impact of COVID-19 is not only reducing ridership on transit to essential trips, it is reducing the ability of agencies to put service on the ground. Bi-State Development in St. Louis has had 14 positive COVID cases among its workforce, but the impact is far greater with more than 300 quarantined. Quicker results on the tests could help to alleviate large portions of operators from being quarantined. This action will enhance each provider’s current disease mitigation strategy and improve the ability to ensure operators’ health and workforce numbers to mitigate service disruptions throughout the state,” said Kim Cella, CMT Executive Director.
Consider showing your support by contacting the Missouri Dept. of Health and Human Services at:
Dr. Randall Williams
Director Missouri Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-0570