Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System to resume standard operation starting Sept. 8

The Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System will resume standard operation Sept. 8 after its COVID-19 response phase, County Executive George Latimer says.

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2020, 5:16 PM

Updated 1,360 days ago

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Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System to resume standard operation starting Sept. 8
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The Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System will resume standard operation Sept. 8 after its COVID-19 response phase, County Executive George Latimer says.
BRIEFING NOTES:
- There are 36,549 cases of coronavirus in the county, with 496 active cases.
- On Sunday, 5,745 people were tested for coronavirus. In total, over 526,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the county.
- There are 37 people hospitalized from COVID-19.
- There have been two fatalities from COVID-19 over the past week.
- Latimer announced the return of standard operation to the Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System.
- He says the Bee-Line Bus System will resume normal operation, with front-door boarding on all buses starting Sept. 8.
- Latimer says that additionally, all buses are outfitted with protective barriers that provide floor-to-ceiling plastic sheeting around bus drivers,
- He says that this will end the COVID-19 response phase, where customers were not charged to ride beginning March 23.
- Latimer also announced several new COVID-19 PSAs.
- Croton Point Beach and Playland Beach will also be open the two weekends after Labor Day, Latimer announced.
- Westchester County will hold a virtual 9/11 rememberance ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11. It can be watched live on the county's Facebook page.


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