St. Lawrence County Public Transit (slcnypublictransit.com), operated by The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, is offering route deviation to bring riders to COVID-19 vaccination sites. This service is available upon request as long as the locations are three quarters of a mile near the route. Passengers should ask the driver about route deviation when they board the bus.
As a reminder, vaccinations are by appointment only and people should visit this webpage to confirm the status of the vaccination site in advance: www.stlawco.org/covid-19-daily-update-center.
Updated maps are listed on the Public Transit website to assist passengers in determining which routes they may use to travel to a vaccination site. The following is a list of routes that offer transportation to a vaccination site:
-Routes 67, 68, 73, and 74 deviate to SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall
-Routes 70A and 70B stop at Massena Community Center
-Routes 61, 62, 65, 66, and 72 deviate to Ogdensburg’s Golden Dome
-Routes 12, 61, 63, and 66 deviate to Gouverneur Community Center
In addition to serving St. Lawrence County Public Transit locations at area hospitals, drivers will also stop at any pharmacy along the routes, upon request. Volunteer Transit Center’s First Mile Last Mile program is available to passengers who are traveling to a vaccination site when a route is not in service, such as route 22. Passengers may access this service to get a ride to their nearest active bus stop. Customers may call Public Transit at 315-386-2600 on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In accordance with Federal regulations, riders using Public Transit must wear face coverings at all times and have them placed over their nose and mouth prior to entering the bus. Masks are available on the buses for passengers who need them. The Transit team is following strict guidelines to ensure vehicles are deeply cleaned daily and between shifts. Social distancing will be maintained, and hand sanitizer is also available for passenger use.
St. Lawrence County’s Public Transit System provides transportation throughout most towns in the County from Monday to Friday. Buses are wheelchair accessible, bicycle racks are available, and there is free Wi-Fi service. Find us on Facebook @SLCPublicTransit for additional information.