Due to the presence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Delaware and the direction of medical professionals, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has implemented several additional measures to clean facilities and vehicles used by the public to help limit the spread of the illness.
At Delaware’s four motor vehicle service centers, three toll plazas, and two rest areas, additional cleaning is taking place throughout the day including disinfecting all public seating, as well as door handles, kiosks, and counters.
“DelDOT provides services to thousands of Delawareans each day, and we want to do all we can to ensure their safety and that of our employees as we work together to limit the spread of Coronavirus,” said Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan.
For customers who use public transportation, all DART buses have been thoroughly disinfected with vital oxide antimicrobial spraying solution and we are thoroughly cleaning areas of frequent contact each night to keep our buses as clean as possible.
Also, out of an abundance of caution, DelDOT has cancelled three upcoming public workshops:
• March 24 – Public Workshop for Bridge 3-714 on New Road over Canary Creek at the Lewes Public Library
• March 25 – Public Workshop for Old Kennett Road Retaining Walls at the Centerville Layton School
• March 31 – Public Workshop for SR1/Cave Neck Road GSI at Lewes Fire Station #2
The Department is working to make the information for each of these projects available to the public through virtual workshops.
The safety and well-being our customers and employees are our top priority. We know the importance of connecting people to their destinations, safely, and efficiently. We are closely monitoring this rapidly evolving situation through Delaware’s Division of Public Health and the CDC to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information to guide our operations.
If you are feeling sick, please do not visit public facilities and avoid public transportation. For more information on the state’s response to the Coronavirus, visit de.gov/coronavirus.