Essential Workers Programs
We are excited to announce a new program for those working at regional grocery stores and pharmacies. All employees offering free 90-day passes to people who work in a grocery store or pharmacy that is located in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, or Somerville. Find more information here
Bluebikes is offering free 30-day memberships to hospital workers. Through July 6th, eligible employees can sign up through their employer to access a discount code. Use this code to get unlimited 45-minute trips for 30 days.
Email email@example.com if you represent a business and want to participate in the program.
The health and safety of the Bluebikes community is our top priority. With recent news around coronavirus (COVID-19), we know you may have questions about how we can all do our part to keep the community healthy. We want to share the actions we’re taking to help protect you — and what you can do to help.
What Bluebikes is doing
Closely monitoring the situation and taking action. We're following updates on COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health officials. We'll continue to take actions necessary to help protect the community.
Helping with prevention. High contact surfaces on bikes (such as handlebars and seatposts) will be disinfected each time they arrive in our depot. High contact surfaces on vans used to transport vehicles (such as steering wheels, seatbelts, center console, and door handles) will also be disinfected at the start of each shift. The 10 busiest stations in our system are being disinfected on a daily basis. In addition, our associates are wearing gloves when handling bikes, and we are recommending that they follow CDC guidance to wear a cloth face covering. We're helping procure face coverings for associates where we can.
Offering Flexibility. Bluebikes staff members who are sick are staying home from work. Our workforce has robust sick time policy in order to protect public health.
The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). UPDATE: Governor Baker has now mandated the use of face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. See the Governor’s Executive Order here: https://www.mass.gov/news/wear-a-mask-in-public
Avoid close contact with others who are sick.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If you can’t wash your hands with soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your nose and mouth if you have to cough or sneeze, and wash or sanitize your hands as soon as you can.
If you feel sick, stay home from work if possible
The CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) are updating their sites with the latest information.
Additional information can be found on your local municipal government website:
CIty of Boston
Town of Brookline
City of Cambridge
City of Everett
City of Somerville
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Thank you for being a part of the Bluebikes community.