GM Custodial: In light of MA DOL loosening guidelines, the unit is returning to full working mode within the remaining COVID restrictions on masks, distancing, gloves, and gatherings.
GM Cafe: In light of the MA DOL loosening guidelines, more hours and shifts are being scheduled. Everyone is being paid.
Vatco: Using Governor’s order on masks to enforce a version of no mask, no ride. Passenger is instructed if needed on necessity of mask. If the customer says anything other than they are unable to comply because of medical issue, driver calls it into office, management and/or police meet the bus in route and passenger is removed. So far, there have been few problems with passengers.
Durham/Holyoke: continue to be paid guaranteed hours; put in for lost extra income qualifying them for Federal $600 week supplement. Charter section is receiving UI plus Federal pay.