Every home in the United States is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. These tests give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required). COVID-19 self-tests (also referred to as home tests or over-the-counter tests) are one of many risk-reduction measures, along with vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading COVID-19.
Self-tests can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results. You can use self-tests, regardless of vaccination status, or whether or not you have symptoms. Follow all the manufacturer's instructions for performing the test.
Save the date for the 16th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference on March 14-16, 2023 in San Diego, CA.
This conference is free of charge and will be in-person, with several sessions available virtually. Registration for the conference will open in January 2023 and a room block will be available at a discounted rate of $181 per night at the conference hotel.
More information about the conference will be available in the coming weeks on the FTA Drug & Alcohol Program website.
CTAA: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND DE-ESCALATION FOR TRANSIT DRIVERS AND SUPERVISOR
With appreciation, CTAA thanks the New Mexico Department of Transportation (Transit and Rail Division), for providing transit agencies in every state with free access to this course. Also to Ream Lazaro, long time nationally recognized transit industry safety, security and training expert.
Agenda: The Risk; De-escalation Strategies; Signs of Escalating Conflict; Responding to Danger; Review of Key Points
CTAA: UNDERSTANDING PASSENGERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA
Created for public transportation, NEMT, specialized transportation, and other drivers who interact with the general public on a daily basis. It’s purpose is to educate drivers on the impacts that past traumatic events can have on individuals and how those impacts may play out in a transportation setting.
NEW CLASSES ADDED TO MO-RTAP TRAINING PROGRAM!
John Rice, MO-RTAP Instructor, completed training in December 2022 and we are now offering two NEW RTAP classes: Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators and Violence in the Transit Workplace - Prevention, Response, and Recovery.
Please view the RTAP Program Catalog for course descriptions. If you would like to schedule these classes or any other classes, please contact Doreen Harkins, MO-RTAP Program Specialist, at (573) 341-6155 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FTA STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: OVER-THE-COUNTER AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE IN THE PUBLIC TRANSIT INDUSTRY (REPORT 0217)
This report includes background research and analysis on the need for new standards, recommended practices, guidance documents, or procedural considerations in the areas of prescription(Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medication risk management. Last updated: Friday, June 3, 2022
FTA DRUG AND ALCOHOL NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 2022, ISSUE 76
Issue 76 of the FTA Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter is now available. Last updated Friday, October 14, 2022 and includes information on -
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TRAINING
FTA is sponsoring the following upcoming training events related to FTA's Drug And Alcohol testing program. Visit FTA's Office of Transit Safety & Oversight Training Page to view other FTA-sponsored training events as well as on-online training resources.