Making Confidence Our Travel Companion Part 2 – Keeping ourselves and others safe from infection
This will be the second part of our two-part series of “Making Confidence Our Travel Companion.” This series' goal is to build confidence in public transportation use when the risk of airborne transmission is high in the ongoing spread and mutations of SARS-Cov-2 and other airborne viruses and infections.
As the primary transmission route of SARS-Cov-2 is airborne, there has been a considerable decrease in public transportation ridership due to a concern about these spaces' indoor air quality and high risk of transmission. In this session, we will consider and discuss how this drop in usage has affected organizations and public health.
We will consider factors such as:
How public transportation safety expectations have changed under new health risks of infection and even potential long-term illness related to the SARS-Cov-2 spread and mutations.
The reason why some people have been able to continue using public transportation without full risk assessment measures while others are taking longer to assess the risks and return to public transportation usage.
Join us as we consider how a balanced risk communication strategy around public transportation safety could be better achieved by disseminating and communicating the science to the public in a way that is easier to understand.