I need to make an essential trip on public transportation. How do I stay safe?

Staying Safe Travel

A: Cover your face; use a disposable tissue to touch shared surfaces; immediately sanitize/wash hands after riding.

Business Insider provides more helpful, evidence-based transit (public and otherwise) tips in this article. It ranks transportation from “most” to “least” risky (the former: cruise ships; the latter: traveling alone by car), and provides guidance on how to stay safe on each modality when travel is a must.