< BACK TO COVID-19 RESOURCES

We’re In This Together

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 is a team effort.

Metro Transit is communicating with local, regional and state health officials and will continue to closely monitor operations and make necessary adjustments to support the health and safety of transit operators and riders during the pandemic. However, we need your help to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Transit riders who have questions or require assistance are encouraged to call or text Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (phone) or 314-207-9786 (text), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Illustration of riders waiting to get on MetroBus, wearing nose and mouth-covering masks

Masks are Optional on Metro Transit

Transportation Security Administration logoUpdated 4/18/2022

On April 18, 2022, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rescinded its order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at public transportation hubs.

While Metro Transit encourages CDC recommendations for masking, masks are now optional and are no longer required when riding Metro Transit or at MetroLink Stations and Metro Transit Centers.

Metro Transit team members and passengers continue to have the option to wear masks and face coverings while on the transit system.

Ride Safely

Personal awareness is an important part of public health efforts. We encourage everyone using MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride to consider these points before riding:

  • Do not ride transit if you have any symptoms.
    If you have a fever, respiratory issues or any other symptoms, please do not ride Metro Transit.
  • Adjust your transit commutes to non-peak travel times.
    If you do need to take Metro Transit, try to avoid traveling during morning and evening rush hours.
  • Try to keep a safe distance away from operators and fellow passengers.
    Please try to maintain social distancing from other passengers when you are on the bus or train, and remain behind the yellow or orange stripes that are located on the floors near MetroBus and MetroLink operators.

Everyday Preventive Actions

Wearing face coverings should be practiced in combination with other everyday preventive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing, frequently washing your hands and monitoring your own health daily.

We're In This Together: Help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Social Distance:

Limiting close face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Wash Your Hands:

The cleaning spray and liquids we use to clean and disinfect our vehicles are CDC-approved to fight COVID-19. However, as soon as someone touches one of the surfaces, it is no longer disinfected. We have set up several hand-washing stations for you and other riders to use on the system in some of the areas where restrooms aren’t readily available.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Monitor Your Health

If you have a fever, respiratory issues or any other symptoms, please do not ride Metro Transit.

  • Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
  • Call your healthcare provider for symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
  • Follow care instructions from your healthcare provider for checking your symptoms and reporting information.

Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread and protecting themselves, their family, and their community. In addition to practicing these everyday steps, keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed. For the most up-to-date information about preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

Stay informed on the latest updates at metrostlouis.org/health.