The head of New York City's public transit system is advising anyone with health issues to avoid taking the subway, if they can.
Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye gave this advice to riders experiencing symptoms like fever or respiratory issues and those who have compromised immunity or other serious health issues:
"If you can get around without riding the subway, do it.”
At a news conference today, he insisted "the subways remain safe."
"That being said, if you experience symptoms like fever or respiratory issues or have compromised immunity, or other serious health issues, it’s good advice always, to avoid large crowds," he added.
The authority's full fleet is being disinfected every 72 hours, Foye said. All stations and transit centers are being disinfected daily.