COVID-19 Policy

Updated Face Mask Policy

Beginning Friday, May 22, all riders will be required to wear a face masks or covering. Face masks will be available on the buses for those who do not yet have one. These will be provided for up to 2 weeks, after which time riders will have to secure their own mask.

Essential Travel

Riders are asked to use transit for essential travel only. You are also urged to practice physical distancing, move directly to and from their seat, and avoid touching any unnecessary surfaces or close interactions with others as much as possible.


In response to the Covid 19 virus the City has suspended all fares for the rest of 2020. Transit buses are running on an altered schedule. The buses run 2 complete routes and then will be stop so that the bus interior can be cleaned and sanitized. The third route would be cancelled, and the buses will resume running the fourth and fifth route, then stop again. This would be repeated for the remainder of the day. See the Updated Schedule (PDF).

Social Distancing

In support of the Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendation to practice social distancing, Winona Transit is asking people who must take transit to do so for essential travel only. Reducing demand will make our service safer for those who depend on it, and for those who operate it.

How You Can Help

Those who must take transit should use discretion, take action to prevent the spread of germs, and consider alternative transportation modes if concerned. When taking transit, riders are asked to practice social distancing and leave space between themselves and other passengers and the operator. Passengers should support these efforts by:

  • Coughing/sneezing into a tissue or a sleeve
  • Regularly and thoroughly washing hands
  • Staying home when you feel sick