Votran offering transportation to shelters
Posted On: August 1, 2020
Votran will operate a modified fixed route schedule Sunday, Aug. 2, due to Hurricane Isaias.
Votran will operate normal Sunday schedule routing, with the addition of service on Routes 40/41 and Route 44 for southeast passengers. All fares will be waived tomorrow, Aug. 2.
In addition to running regular Sunday service, all fixed route buses will serve as a pick up point for shelters. Evacuees will be taken to a transfer point, where they will be brought to a shelter. Bus service will operate from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Service will resume as soon as possible once Hurricane Isaias clears the area.
Passengers who live on the west side of the county and require Votran transportation to a shelter should call 386-761-7700 and select option 2.
Volusia County officials will open a limited number of shelters at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug 2. Shelters are for individuals with special needs or those who cannot remain in their current residence and have no other place to go. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, individuals are encouraged to shelter in place or with friends or family if at all possible. Shelters will be open for those who have no other options.
Face coverings are mandatory at all shelters and a wellness assessment will be performed on individuals prior to admittance. If individuals do not feel well, are self-isolating because of exposure to COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should not go to a shelter. Families will be provided additional space to ensure physical distancing is maintained at all shelters.
General population shelters:
- DeLand High, 800 N. Hill Ave.
- Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 W. State Road 44, DeLand (pet friendly)
Special needs shelters:
- Galaxy Middle, 2400 Eustace Ave., Deltona
- Freedom Elementary, 1395 S. Blue Lake Ave., DeLand
Individuals with questions may call the Volusia County Citizens Information Center (CIC). The CIC will reopen at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning and remain open throughout the duration of the storm. The phone number is 866-345-0345. Additional storm information is available at www.volusia.org/Isaias.