News Release - March 20, 2020

2 months ago

N E W S R E L E A S E

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2020

INNISFIL TRANSIT ANNOUNCES ESSENTIAL TRIPS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Innisfil, ON – To help residents access the essential services they need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Innisfil Transit has launched two new initiatives. Innisfil Transit users are able to access fare assistance through two vouchers that can be downloaded from Innisfil.ca/transit. The$20 Innisfil Transit Voucher will allow riders to apply this voucher to any Innisfil Transit trip with no location restrictions until April 6, 2020. Residents will also be able to access the Essential Trips Assistance Program. This voucher allows residents to access up to four free trips until April 6, 2020, to get the essentials they need at the following locations:

·Alcona Guardian Pharmacy– 1070 Innisfil Beach Road

·Alcona No Frills – 2211 20th Side Road

·Alcona Pharmasave – 1081 Innisfil Beach Road

·Alcona Shoppers Drug Mart – 1145 Innisfil Beach Road

·Alcona Sobeys – 2080 Jans Blvd

·Cookstown Foodland/Pharmacy – 52 Queen St

·Innisfil Food Bank – 1571 Innisfil Beach Road

·Lefroy Pharmasave – 1311 Killarney Beach Road

·Sandy Cove Drug Store – 902 Lockhart Rd

·Stroud Foodland/Guardian Pharmacy – 8056 Yonge St

·Stroud Rexall Pharmacy - 7975 Yonge St

·Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre – 7325 Yonge St

“We want to ensure that our residents can get groceries and pick up prescriptions during this time,” says Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin. “We’re fortunate to have such a flexible system and to have such responsive partners at Uber that were able to create this new assistance program so quickly.”

"Uber is deeply committed to supporting public transportation agencies in these trying times,” says David Reich, Head of Uber Transit. “We've been proud to partner with the Town of Innisfil since 2017 to offer safe, affordable on-demand transportation. We are glad to be able to partner with Innisfil to offer riders more options during this critical period."

Innisfil Transit is taking extra precautions to protect residents and riders. Understanding the importance of the role social distancing plays in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the ability to pool rides (sharing with other passengers) is no longer an option. Innisfil Transit urges riders using this program (or accessing regular Innisfil Transit services) to use good judgment around utilizing this service. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, if you are self-isolated, or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please stay home. If you do use the service, practice social distancing by riding in the backseat. Be sure to sanitize your hands before entering the car and upon exiting it.

If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device, please contact the Town of Innisfil Customer Service at 705-436-3740 for trip assistance.

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Media Contacts:

Johnny Keogh

Communications Coordinator

Tel: 705-436-3740 Ext. 2424

Cell: 705-241-9819

jkeogh@innisfil.ca



Jenn Rae

Communications & Fundraising Coordinator

Tel: 705-436-3740 Ext. 2426

jrae@innisfil.ca




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