Coronavirus is a myth or only a mild illness for those who don’t know how dangerous or fatal this illness can be. According to information, it’s been discovered that Coronavirus can spread or be transferred from people who do not even exhibit symptoms or look healthy.
However, this is not the only way of COVID-19 spread. There are several ways you can get infected with COVID-19. So special precautions must be taken, no matter whether you are visiting a nearby grocery store or traveling in a taxi.
COVID-19 & How Are NYC Limo Taxi Companies Combating This Deadly Disease?
Being one of the largest providers of best quality NYC limo transportation, NYC United Limo is working day and night on its vehicles’ cleanliness and finding new ways to make it safe, secure, and hygienic for customers. During these unusual times, limousine companies in NYC have taken stringent measures to minimize coronavirus’s risks to both passengers and drivers.
Due to COVID-19, the government has shut down several modes of transportation, such as metro buses, metro trains, shuttle services, etc. As a result, the whole burden of transporting people from one place to another has been put on top limo taxi companies.
But the question raised is why not this whole burden comes on cabs and shared-ride companies?
Although taxis are the most popular and old mode of transportation, in COVID-19 they are not as hygienic, disinfected, or secure as limo taxi service is. Cabs get too many rides every single day. So it becomes almost impossible for the driver to clean and disinfect the car after every ride.
In the case of limo taxi service, the low customer volume allows for proper cleaning of cars after every ride. We take great care of our passengers, give them a nice comfortable and cozy ride, and do everything for a completely hygienic ride. Of course, our rates are high but we don’t compromise on cleanliness. Since the well-being of our client is more important to us.
Covid-19 Safety Measures Taken By NYC Limo Taxi Service
Vehicle Disinfection After Each Ride
Before and after each trip, limousine taxi companies fully sanitize their cars and ensure that the whole fleet is well disinfected and ready for the next ride.
Our chauffeurs don’t skip a point that needs to be disinfected. They clean all seats, high touch surfaces, frames, door handles, steering wheel, armrests, headrests, interior lighting, window buttons, air vents, mats, phone or laptop sockets, and everything that is part of the interior.
Screening Of Chauffeurs
At the beginning and end of each shift, drivers undergo temperature screenings. If they have any symptoms of sickness, their rides are immediately reassigned and are promptly referred to a medical professional. And they’re not being held back on service until they get better or get the hospital’s approval to go back to work.
Chauffeurs are strictly recommended to wear a protective face mask with latex or surgical gloves, particularly while driving, handling passengers’ luggage, or exchanging money. Drivers are stated to maintain 2 meters distance from passengers. Also, they are said to take care of their hand sanitization by carrying a hand sanitizer or spray with them. Chauffeurs are confined to touching their eyes, mask, and face during working hours.
Proper Air Circulation
Chauffeurs need to keep their car’s air conditioning system off to allow fresh air to reach through air vents or windows. This will help in reducing the effectiveness of germs because a little discomfort is better than blowing germs around a confined area.
Leave The Front Passenger Seat Empty
As discussed above, the chauffeur is strictly instructed to maintain a two-meter distance. So acting upon this instruction, the driver needs to leave the front passenger seat vacant as a precaution to mitigate conversation or contact. Furthermore, if there is a limo sedan, only two passengers will be allowed to ride in.
- As a complimentary, Chauffeurs will have extra protective masks and hand wipes for customers.
- Constant reminders or alarms in the driver’s vehicle or cell phone to use hand sanitizers and take other precautions.
- Transparent plastic partitions are accessible in every car at the request of the passenger.
- Physical communication like shaking hands and the exchange of objects between drivers and passengers is strictly forbidden.