Commuting Safely During COVID-19: Carpool

Carpooling can be complicated by safety concerns caused by COVID-19

You can take precautions to keep yourself while commuting by carpool

Please consider the following information when choosing carpooling for your commute to campus

Wear A Mask

When carpooling, you will be spending time in close contact with at least one other person. It is important to wear a mask that fits properly and covers your mouth and nose to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Be Choosy

Be choosy and don’t risk close interactions with those are engaging in risky behavior like not wearing a mask in social situations or not observing social distancing. If you plan to ride with a friend or partner, make sure you discuss safe practices for COVID-19 transmission reduction and establish guidelines for interaction you are both comfortable with.

Stay Fresh

When carpooling, keeping fresh air moving through the vehicle can help to reduce transmission of COVID-19. When weather permits, ride with the windows rolled down. When running air conditioning select the fresh air intake option on the system in your carpooling vehicle.


Keep It Clean

Always wash your hands with soap and water before and after your commute. If you are unable to wash your hands, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

Touch Less

COVID-19 can be passed to others by touching infected surfaces. Be mindful of surfaces you touch before, during and after your commute. Regular sanitization of surfaces in the carpooling vehicle can also help reduce the spread of the virus.

Carefully Monitor

Reducing the spread of COVID-19 is a personal responsibility that is especially important in close contact situations like a carpool. It is important to carefully monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 and to avoid others if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 or if you have suspect symptoms.

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