Mask requirements extended

Transit mandate to remain through September

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced new guidance that allows fully vaccinated people to safely do most indoor and outdoor activities without wearing masks or social distancing.

However, mask requirements remain in place for public transportation. 

The Biden Administration has extended face mask requirements across all U.S. transportation networks to address the spread of COVID-19. Requirements covering workers and travelers at airports, on board commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems were to set to expire on May 11, are scheduled to be in effect until Sept. 13.

The Transportation Security Administration federal mandate requires masks in transit even in states where officials have relaxed requirements in other public places. Wearing face masks is considered by experts one of the most effective ways of controlling virus transmission. Feel free to contact Minnesota Valley Transit Authority with any questions or concerns at (952) 882-7500.

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