The Hampton Jitney paused its Jitney and Ambassador bus service between the South Fork and New York City effective Monday.
Geoffrey Lynch, Hampton Jitney’s president, said in an email on Sunday that service will be suspended until April 9. The company’s call center will also be closed during the suspension of service.
“On behalf of Hampton Jitney, please know that we did not make this decision lightly,” Mr. Lynch said. “We consider ourselves to be a vital link between N.Y.C. and the East End of Long Island, however, in the interest of the health and safety of our passengers and employees, we feel this is the best course of action.”
Prepaid reservations on now-canceled trips will be refunded, Mr. Lynch said. Alternatively, passengers opting to change existing reservations to a future date will not be assessed a fee.
Service will resume before April 9 if conditions warrant that, Mr. Lynch said, though health care professionals and government officials predict that the rate of COVID-19 infections in New York State will not peak before that date.