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Face Coverings Required on Public Transit

For Routes: ML, 420, 436, 440, 442, 444, 445, 446, 460, 470, 476, 477, 480, 484, 490, 493, 495, 497, 498, 499, RED

Jul 28th, 2020 11:05 am

Effective July 25, customers are required to wear face coverings on MVTA buses and other public transit, according to an executive order signed Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz.

Research has shown that use of face coverings can greatly reduce the risk of infection when combined with other prevention efforts such as social distancing and hand hygiene, according to the governor’s order.

  • Face coverings can be a paper or disposable mask, a cloth mask, a neck gaiter, a scarf, a bandanna, or a religious face covering.
  • A face covering must cover the nose and mouth completely.                                                                                   

For more information on Minnesota’s Face Covering requirements, go to https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html

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Governor's Executive Order Requires Face Coverings

For Routes: ML, 420, 436, 440, 442, 444, 445, 446, 460, 470, 476, 477, 480, 484, 490, 493, 495, 497, 498, 499, RED

Jul 24th, 2020 3:05 am

Governor’s executive order requires face coverings

Starting Saturday, July 25, customers are required to wear face coverings on MVTA buses and other public transit, according to an executive order signed Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz.

Research has shown that use of face coverings can greatly reduce the risk of infection when combined with other prevention efforts such as social distancing and hand hygiene, according to the governor’s order.

Face coverings can be a paper or disposable mask, a cloth mask, a neck gaiter, a scarf, a bandanna, or a religious face covering. A face covering must cover the nose and mouth completely. 

People exempted from the requirement are people with medical conditions and children under age 2.

MVTA has been encouraging face covering use and other social distancing measures since the onset of COVID-19 to protect customers and staff. MVTA has a limited number of face masks available on buses for riders who forget their face coverings.

While the state of Minnesota expects that individuals will voluntarily comply with the face covering requirement to keep their fellow Minnesotans safe, there are consequences for violations that can include petty misdemeanor citations and fines for people. The governor’s executive order advises the public to report suspected violations to local law enforcement.

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UPDATED DATE!:Service Returning to MN Zoo Beginning JULY 31ST

For Route: 440

Jul 23rd, 2020 8:31 am

The Minnesota zoo is reopening it’s doors starting this Friday the 31st.  With that comes limitations for Minnesota Valley Transit Authority and an alternate route and stop once we pass through the main gate.  We will resume service to the zoo starting on 7/31.  The Gibbon lot where we normally go around to get to our bus shelter will be barricaded off to all.  Attached is the layout of the temporary route and stop location to the east side of the zoo.  Signage will be in place.

 

The main gate of the zoo is only open from 8:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. daily, so buses outside these times will not be able to access our stop. 

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Garden View Drive Closure 5/27/20 – late fall 2020?

For Route: 442

May 27th, 2020 10:37 am

City of Apple Valley is closing Garden View Dr. north of Whitney for road construction. 

Detours as follows:

 

442 Westbound:

Regular on Whitney Drive, right on Cooper Lane, left on Redwell Lane, left on Oriole Drive, right on Gardenview and back to regular.

 

442 Eastbound:

Regular on Garden View Drive, left on Oriole Drive, right on Redwell Lane, right on Cooper Lane, left on Whitney Drive and back to regular.

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