August 27, 2021

Mask Requirement on Metro Transit Extended Until January 2022

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Illustration showing three people standing at a bus stop while a MetroBus pulls up; all are wearing masksMasks or face coverings continue to be required for riders and team members when on MetroBus, MetroLink or Metro Call‑A‑Ride vehicles, and while at Metro Transit Centers and on MetroLink station platforms. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires proper wearing of face masks, per federal law, and face masks are to be worn at all times. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal, and may result in penalties.

Masks are required for individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who are not vaccinated.

Metro Transit’s mask policy, which was established in May 2020, will remain in effect to protect passengers and team members while they are on the transit system. Metro Transit will continue to comply with this federal policy, which was recently extended until January 18, 2022.

Riding Safely

Since March 2020, we have made adjustments to transit operations and policies to protect our riders and team members, while continuing to provide transportation options for everyone throughout the region. Here are some reminders for riding safely with us:

  • Federal mandate requires everyone to wear a mask on Metro Transit. Please wear your face covering on MetroLink platforms, at Metro Transit Centers, when riding on MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call‑A‑Ride vehicles or waiting for your bus.
  • Whenever possible, practice social distancing when on your vehicle or when waiting at your stop.
  • Wash your hands regularly, or use hand sanitizer, and don’t ride if you are feeling ill.
  • Use the Transit app for a contactless fare. You can buy most MetroBus and MetroLink passes through the Transit app with our mobile fares option.

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