March 30, 2020 Update – Temporary Changes to ShastaConnect Monday-Friday and Sunday Transit Services Due to COVID-19

The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (SRTA) and Dignity Health Connected Living (DHCL) are committed to the safety and well-being of our community when it comes to public transportation in the rural areas of ShastaCounty and on Sundays through our ShastaConnect services. We continue to monitor guidance from federal and state authorities as we work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following California Governor Newsom’s ‘Stay at Home’ order, the extension of federal ‘stay at home’ guidelines through April 30, 2020, and a review of our services, we’re making a few additional changes to meet community needs.

Monday-Friday Service Changes
We have made a change to our Monday-Friday service for seniors and those 18 years of age or older who have a mobility impairment. Effective immediately, we will be limiting riders to a maximum of two riders for any one trip. This will allow riders to maintain “social distancing” practices for the safety of our riders.

Sunday Service is Temporarily Suspended Starting April 5, 2020
After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our Sunday Service, starting April 5, 2020. A date for when this service will return has not been set. We anticipate that service will be suspended for at least 6-8 weeks.

We will continue to monitor the situation weekly and provide updates on our website and social media as necessary. To see all updates, please review or webpage here with information about services updates due to COVID-19: https://www.shastaconnect.org/about-us/coronavirus/.  If you have a question, please feel free to reach us by email at ride@shastaconnect.org or by phone at (530) 226-3075.