CATS working to prevent the spreading of the Cornoavirus


Baton Rouge native, Roderick Jackson relies on public transportation.

“I take the bus like every other day.”

He said, with growing fears of the Coronavirus, he’s taking the proper steps to stay safe.

“I just left my doctor’s office, wash your hands, keep yourself clean you know. Use, um what you call this? Um, hand sanitizer, like that, you know. Cough, you know. Cleanliness is closer to Godliness” said Jackson.

Officials with The Capital Area Transit Authority (CATS) said, they too,  are working to ensure their riders are protected.

“All our buses are being cleaned and detailed and we’re getting special foggers and sprayers to protect our citizens who ride” said Bill Deville, CEO of CATS.

Deville said, the new products they ordered will thoroughly clean the buses, hoping to limit the spread of the virus.

“They’re canister and you spray them, they will fog up the entire bus. In addition to that, we do the wipe off and wipe on the whole ball game. We do that anyway, it’s called detailing the buses.”

He said, while they are working to prevent Covid-19 from spreading — they are also working to prepare their employees for an emergency.

“For example, it could be that we need to carry folks to get the assistance they need and we have to be prepared for that.”

As Jackson takes his evening stroll from his last bus stop. He says, he’s thankful for steps being taken.

“I say peace to the east and bless the west because this is a holy mess.”

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