Kanabec County’s Timber Trails Public Transit will continue to operate from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, however, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is preparing to offer “reverse” transit.
Reverse transit means instead of bringing people to the places they need to go, like to the pharmacy or grocery store, Timber Trails is preparing to deliver the things people need to their homes.
“This would be for people who should not be going out and have no other way to get their essentials (groceries, prescriptions),” said Kanabec County Community Health Director Kathy Burski.
“It is public health’s responsibility to ensure people have access to essential items such as groceries and prescriptions. So if people are in isolation or quarantine and have no other means (family, friends, neighbors) to help them, they can contact us and we will find a way to have items delivered. We will use Timber Trails to assist with this.”
Details of these operations are still being developed. Burski said she hopes to have a reverse transit plan ready approximately perhaps by March 25-26. More details to come.