Applying social distancing to passenger transport

Picture of man waiting for subway train
Picture of man waiting for subway train
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Face covering

Covering one’s face is a well-know method used to stop the spread of viruses and contagious diseases. There are various types of face coverings such as surgical masks, N95 respirators; as well as non-medical “cloth masks” which can as simple as a scarf or bandana wrapped around a person’s nose and mouth.

Plexiglass barriers

Various forms of clear plexiglass barriers can used to physically distance bus drivers from riders. Such have historically been used to protect them from assaults and other malicious behaviors.

Video: “Plexiglass barriers installed in (Cincinnati) Metro buses to help stop spread of coronavirus” by
LOCAL 12, YouTube.

Blocking seats

Deliberately blocking rider and passengers seats is another method to enforce social distancing.

  • Limiting seating at 60% in the main cabin and Delta Comfort+ as well as Delta Premium Select sections.
  • Blocking some window and aisle seats in all cabins setup with 1x2, 2x2 and 2x3 seating.
  • Blocking middle seats on all flights.
Toronto Transit Commission tweet on new seat blocking measure to enforce social distancing.
Picture of humanoids in “social distancing” stance
Picture of humanoids in “social distancing” stance
Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

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