Mahihkan Bus Lines
Covid 19 Update
April 29, 2020
With the Province of Manitoba set to roll out Phase 1 to reopen essential services, Mahihkan Bus Line services will resume Tuesday May 5th, 2020 between Winnipeg & Creighton.
Mahihkan Bus Lines will be allowed to operate as we continue to handle freight and passengers traveling for medical appointments and work.
We will be running only on Tuesdays & Thursdays to begin and once restrictions are lifted we will be able to add more departures.
Departing Creighton to The Pas – 9am
Departing The Pas to Winnipeg 11am
Arriving Dauphin – 3pm
Departing Dauphin for either Winnipeg or The Pas/Creighton – 3:30pm
Departing Winnipeg to The Pas/Creighton – 11am – Winnipeg International Airport
COVID-19 Update April 17, 2020 Mahihkan Bus Lines has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, while closely following the advice of public health authorities. As the coronavirus pandemic is in full force, the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin has announced new travel restrictions on April 16, 2020. These restrictions include travel north of the 53rd parallel and into remote communities with no summer access road going out. Our priority is to keep our northern communities safe and we will be suspending our passenger service until May 1, 2020 and will re-open May 4, 2020 unless these travel restrictions haven’t been lifted. Mahihkan Bus Lines offices will remain closed during this time and any customers that may have questions please feel free to contact our Winnipeg location at 204.783.9154 or email email@example.com. Sincerely, Mahihkan Bus Lines
Mahihkan Bus Lines Covid 19 Update March 27, 2020 With the coronavirus pandemic in full force, we must adapt to the reality of how we all must change our daily lives. At Mahihkan Bus Lines we must adapt to these challenging times as everyone is doing their part to self quarantine, which results in less people travelling. Mahihkan Bus Lines has been continuously monitoring Covid-19 updates closely everyday and we have temporarily closed our Thompson Depot until further notice. The Pas Depot will open one hour before the 9:30pm scheduled departure. Our agent depots will promote social distancing and follow all other recommendations made by public health authorities. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Winnipeg Depot at 204-783-9154 as they will continue to be operating on normal business hours. We all must do our part to ensure we get through this together.
March 18, 2020 To our customers and communities, We have been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak while closely following the advice of public health authorities. Mahihkan Bus Lines has made the decision to temporarily reduce and suspend routes, and limit hours at our owned locations in The Pas, Winnipeg and Thompson as part of social distancing. This decision is in the best interest of our employees, passengers and community members. Effective today, March 18, 2020 for a two-week period, the following routes will be suspended: The Pas to Thompson Thompson to The Pas Winnipeg to Thompson Thompson to Winnipeg We will be reducing our Creighton, SK to Winnipeg, MB and return routes. We will be operating the following days: Thursday March 19, 2020 Sunday March 22, 2020 Tuesday March 24, 2020 Thursday March 26, 2020 Sunday March 29, 2020 Tuesday March 31, 2020 Our agent depots will be encouraged to promote social distancing, and follow all other recommendations made by public health authorities. For information on your local agent depot’s hours, please contact them via phone directly. We regret the impact these decisions may have on our employees, vendors, customers and communities. Management will be working with our employees to minimize the financial hardship so that they can focus on their health and well being during this difficult time. We ask that anyone whom is experiencing flu, cold or virus symptoms to please not enter our buildings or bus’s in efforts to reduce the spread. We want to advise our customers that all ticket sales for The Pas and Winnipeg will be done through our online ticketing system on our website at www.mahihkanbuslines.com. We want to encourage those who require travel to use the online ticketing system. For more information on the changed routes, and for essential travel ticket purchasing, please contact us by phone at 204-783-9154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We want to assure our employees, customers and communities that we will update them if any further changes are made and we will be actively following advice from public health authorities. We thank everyone and wish everyone safe and well wishes during this difficult time. Suzanne Barbeau-Bracegirdle CEO Mahihkan Bus Lines
March 13, 2020
Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Mahihkan Bus Lines provides vital transportation services within Manitoba and across North America. With the likely continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we understand that people may be feeling concerned about the safety of public transit; we take this very serious.
Our company has always prioritized cleanliness and disinfecting of our equipment with commercial grade cleaners. This include nightly disinfecting of all high-touch areas in all our buses, regular deep cleaning and wipe downs. During the COVID-19 outbreak, and always, we want to ensure our passengers that we have taken necessary steps to ensure cleanliness and disinfectant of our buses.
Mahihkan Bus Lines top priorities are to insure safe and healthy protocols are continued and to have our employees work in a safe and healthy environment.
How can I reduce my risk of infection?
Good hand hygiene provides significant protection from viral respiratory illnesses.
Hand washing regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Make sure to dry your hands thoroughly. Or, you can use an alcohol-based hand cleanser if your hands are not visibly unclean.
Stop touching your face, viruses enter our bodies through our eyes, nose and mouth.
- after coughing or sneezing
- before, during and after you prepare food
- before eating
- after bathroom use
- when hands are visibly unclean
Social distancing – keeping a distance of 1 meter (3 feet), disengaging in handshaking and touching.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19:
Visit the Manitoba public health website at www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/.
For health questions or more information on respiratory illness, Manitobans can phone Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free).
Also you can visit Media Bulletin website for more information at https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/?archive=&item=46931
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