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New Preventative PSA Campaign

Friday, March 20, 2020

Image of COVID-19 poster that says: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The SFMTA launches preventative PSA campaign on how to slow the spread of COVID-19

The SFMTA, in collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has launched a “Stop the Spread of Germs” Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign on Muni vehicles to keep city residents informed about how they can help slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

These preventative messages are going up throughout our system—as signage both inside and outside of vehicles, audio alerts on buses, NextMuni displays at bus shelters and signs at Muni Metro stations.

While the SFMTA has implemented some service reductions in response to ridership drops, many still rely on Muni to make essential trips during this challenging period. These messages serve as helpful reminders, both on the bus and the street, that we all play an important role in preventing the spread of coronavirus.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend these simple daily precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put distance between yourself and other people.
  • Those who are 60 and older, or with a health condition or a weakened immune system should limit outings and avoid community events
  • Please do not ride Muni if you are feeling ill, except as necessary to seek medical care after consulting with your medical provider.

We are closely monitoring what is happening with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the SFMTA COVID-19 page or the CDC website for the latest updates.

COVID-19 Campaign Poster: Worried about novel coronavirus? Follow these common sense health practices now to protect against seasonal cold and flu including novel coronavirus if it comes to our community. Get a flu shot! It will help you avoid flu symptoms which are similar to coronavirus symptoms. Stay home when sick. If you or someone you live with has returned from China in the past 14 days, and are now sick, call your doctor and give your symptoms and travel history.
Signage is being installed both inside and outside of Muni vehicles and in stations to promote awareness about how to prevent the spread of coronavirus.