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Votran bus service fares will be waived in Volusia County amid spread of coronavirus

Passengers will now enter the bus through the backdoors

In this March 6, 2020 photo, a woman wears a mask as she rides a bus in downtown Seattle during an evening commute. Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and slow government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global COVID-19 coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but also said it's not too late for countries to act. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
In this March 6, 2020 photo, a woman wears a mask as she rides a bus in downtown Seattle during an evening commute. Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and slow government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global COVID-19 coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but also said it's not too late for countries to act. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Votran bus service fares will be waived in Volusia County, according to the county manager.

Passengers will now enter the bus through the backdoors.

“We have implemented strict cleaning procedures on our buses and at transfer plazas,” County Manager George Recktenwald said. “However, it’s imperative that you refrain from riding the bus if you’re not feeling well.”

A Votran bus schedule can be found at this link.

Also announced on Thursday, all the beaches in the county will close in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

[RELATED: Volusia County beaches to close ahead of Florida stay-at-home order]


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