May 3, 2021 Service Update: Federal Mask Requirement on Public Transit Extended to September 13, 2021

In compliance with federal guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, ShastaConnect will continue to require that all drivers and riders on our vehicles wear a face mask when riding, unless otherwise exempt, until September 13, 2021, or whenever the federal requirement ceases.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for implementing President Biden’s Executive Order regarding face masks on all public transportation (e.g., air, rail, bus). Initially, face masks were required at all bus stops and on buses from February 2, 2021, to May 11, 2021.  On April 30, 2021, the TSA issued a press release extending that requirement through September 13, 2021.