Coronavirus Update Center
Since our founding in 1934, Groome Transportation has not wavered from its commitment to passenger and employee safety. Now, more than ever, we are devoted to ensuring the best and safest possible service experience for our customers. In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, here’s how we’re working to keep you safe when you travel with Groome.
As part of our enhanced cleaning procedures, Groome will be using a disinfection fogging procedure applied by a leading-edge electrostatic sprayer that blankets the interior surfaces of each vehicle with a high-grade EPA-registered disinfectant, which is both highly effective against a wide variety of bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, and safe for passengers. This is the same technology used by leading airlines and hospitals across the country to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Our cleaning checklist puts an extra focus on commonly touched surfaces in our vehicles, offices and waiting areas, and uses the same hospital-grade disinfectant as our sprayers.
Groome employees are trained and equipped to maintain a clean environment through frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer.
Riding in Our Vehicles
Similar to new policies implemented by airlines, and with reliance on CDC guidance, we have implemented the following additional changes:
- Implementing social distancing in our vehicles by reducing the number of passengers permitted per vehicle and blocking certain seats.
- Requiring all drivers to wear face masks.
- Requiring all passengers wear face masks or appropriate face covering of their nose and mouth.
- Facilitating a regular supply of fresh, filtered air into the vehicle.
Team Member Training
Groome employees have been trained on measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the following:
- Proper cleaning and sanitation techniques, including the use of electrostatic disinfectant sprayers.
- Frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoiding touching their eyes, nose and mouth.
- Proper use of cloth face coverings.
- Staying home if not feeling well.