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WRTA CUSTOMER BULLETIN: Federal Transit Mask Mandate

WRTA CUSTOMER BULLETIN

A FEDERAL TRANSIT MASK MANDATE HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2021.

TO COMPLY WITH THIS MANDATE THE WRTA REQUIRES THAT ALL PERSONS WHO ARE ONBOARD A VEHICLE OR AT A TRANSPORTATION HUB ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.

AS DEFINED IN THE FEDERAL ORDER THE MASK MUST:
• Completely cover the nose and mouth
• Fit Snugly
• Be secured to the head either with ties or ear loops
• Should be a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves or punctures

MASKS THAT ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE UNDER CDC GUIDELINES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Scarves, Neck Gaiters, Ski Masks, Bandanas, Balaclavas, A shirt or sweater pulled up over the mouth and nose.

Failure to comply with the CDC guidelines will result in denial of boarding or removal from the vehicle and may result in penalties.*
*Except under limited circumstances

Thank you for your cooperation.

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