Salisbury Transit reduces hours to adhere to stay-at-home order

Published 3:26 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2020

SALISBURY — Beginning Monday, Salisbury Transit will reduce its operating hours during the governor’s stay-at-home order.

All routes will operate Monday to Friday at 6 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Saturday service is suspended.

Transit officials will continue to suspend fare collections on all routes and maintain rear-door entry policy to help keep passengers and operators safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rear-door entry helps maintain at least 6 feet of distance between drivers and passengers.

Passengers with mobility devices such as wheelchairs and scooters or who need the entry ramp to be lowered to board safely, will still be able to use the front door to enter and exit.

On Tuesday, the Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department also closed tennis courts to follow a recommendation from the United States Tennis Association.

Basketball courts and playground equipment closed in March.

The Parks and Recreation department also has adapted some of its programing to reach residents virtually.

The virtual recreation engagement ranges from exercise videos to art activities. The first video shared on Salisbury Parks and Recreation Facebook page on March 31, encouraged residents to participate in an abstract doodling challenge. The department has also posted an ABC fitness video and all the places in Salisbury to read a book.