Staying safe during a national emergency

This page is one of many resources for STA employees to find information about the coronavirus emergency and STA’s response.

Read the FAQ on COVID-19 and Spokane Transit, and see the latest information on confirmed employee cases.

Scroll down to see the latest notices and documents.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Do you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines?

Learn about the safety and science behind the vaccines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention by visiting

Airflow on STA buses

Learn how a constant stream of fresh air is maintained when buses are in service.

Questions? Concerns?

STA Employees can all the COVID-19 Employee Message Line to ask questions, share concerns or make suggestions.

 STA Employee Message Line: 509-343-1679

STA employees are working tirelessly to provide essential transit service during the coronavirus emergency. Here are some of their stories.

STA’s coronavirus communications

As part of our coronavirus emergency response, STA has been proactive in pushing out information for employees and customers across many different channels, including multiple special edition newsletters, text and email updates, videos, onboard announcements, social media, pamphlets, safety notices, and signage on vehicles and facilities.

Best practices at home and work

The CDC recommends employees use the same preventative action used to prevent contracting and/or exposure to the flu.

  • The Washington State Department of Health and the CDC recommend wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where you cannot maintain 6 feet of distance from others.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

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