Commuting: Carpool and Public Transportation
There are a number of things you can do to keep yourself and others safe during your commute.
Here are things you should do before, during, and after your carpool:
- Everyone in the carpool must wear a face covering for the whole ride.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth at all times.
- Wash or sanitize your hands before and after the ride.
- Create as much physical distance between yourself and others. For example, in the back row, leave the middle/center seat open.
- If possible, keep windows slightly open to increase fresh air flow in the car.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces (seats, seat belts, door handles, etc.) before and after sharing a vehicle with others.
- Avoid sharing water bottles, snacks, or other items. Avoid eating or drinking in the car.
- Try to carpool with the same people each time. Avoid mixing with other carpool groups.
Each day, Marguerite buses are cleaned during daily servicing. Interiors and frequently touched surfaces are wiped down using an alcohol-based, EPA-approved disinfectant, which aligns with recommendations from the CDC. Passenger limits and other measures for riders have also been implemented to protect the health and well-being of riders and drivers.
Marguerite service changes related to COVID-19 and available alternatives are summarized here. The latest information about carpooling and vanpooling, public transit, and more is available on Stanford Transportation’s COVID-19 Featured Topics page.