Wearing Masks on Public Transportation



Effective Tuesday, February 2, masks will be required on all public transportation according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). The Order affects all passengers and operators. Passengers will not be allowed to travel on buses, trains, planes, and other modes of public transportation without a proper face covering. In addition, passengers must wear a face covering for the entire duration of their trip and when waiting at a bus stop, train station, airport or other transportation stop or station.
According to the CDC, a Mask should meet the following requirements.
• A properly worn mask completely covers the nose and mouth.
• Cloth masks should be made with two or more layers of a breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source).
• Mask should be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head. If gaiters are worn, they should have two layers of fabric or be folded to make two layers.
• Mask should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
• Mask should be a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves, or punctures.
This order does not apply to:
• Children under the age of 2 years
• A person with a disability who cannot safely wear a mask because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act
• A person for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by relevant workplace safety guidelines or federal regulations.
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