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NJ Transit sets coronavirus precautions

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Posted at 9:15 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 21:17:33-05

NEW JERSEY — As New York's MTA sets its own measures, New Jersey's NJ Transit is also prepping to make sure passengers are safe amid the coronavirus.

The transit agency has formed an internal task force to deal with the potential spread.

NJ Transit will have protocols and procedures for cleaning facilities and vehicles. They will enhance and augment daily practices on rail, bus, light rail and access link vehicles and carry out additional disinfection regimens. There will also be a frequency of cleaning for stations using cleaning agents "deemed effective for these purposes and contain anti-viral components."

The agency is engaging with the state's department of health and other state and federal resources to monitor health concerns.

Today saw a ninth person tested for coronavirus in New Jersey. No one in the state has tested positive.