UPDATED: Federal Mask Requirement on Public Transit Extended to April 18, 2022

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 April 18, 2022, 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.  The TSA has extended the mask-wearing requirement until March 18, 2022.

The TSA announced on March 10, 2022, that they are extending the mask requirement on all public transportation until April 18, 2022. New guidance is expected by the end of the next 30-day period.