As a result of a federal court order on April 18, 2022, the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) January 29, 2021, Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not enforce its mask-related security directives. TSA is also withdrawing its Security Directive 1582/84-21-01E, which was issued on April 15, 2022, and was scheduled to take effect today.
Due to these actions, The GCRTA is immediately suspending the mask mandate for employees and customers on all GCRTA modes of transportation, facilities, and waiting environments; however, GCRTA recommends wearing face masks while waiting for and riding our buses, trains, and Paratransit vehicles. We also encourage anyone who is not fully vaccinated, feeling ill, or who is immunocompromised to use caution and consider facial coverings for their personal safety. We are updating our announcements on vehicles, signage, and other communications to reflect this change.
The GCRTA appreciates our team members and transit riders who have helped reduce the spread of COVID-19, so we can continue to provide safe transit service to the community.