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Posted on: February 5, 2021

CDC Issues Order to Wear Face Masks While on Public Transportation

On January 29, 2021, the CDC issued an order to wear face masks while on public transportation and at bus stops.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC’s new order makes mask wearing mandatory for all who use public transit. If you cannot or will not wear a mask, you are not able to use Morro Bay Transit services.

  • The order permits face masks only. No bandanas, scarves, face-shields without a mask or a t-shirt pulled over the face.
  • The mask must cover the nose and mouth.
  • Masks with one-way valves do not comply with the order.
  • Gaiters need to be two layers of fabric.
  • This mandate does not apply to certain categories of persons identified on pages 4-5 of the CDC order.

Morro Bay Transit continues to stay up-to-date regarding the COVID-19 virus. As information becomes available, we are prepared to meet the changing recommendations available in our operations and business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The safety, health and well-being of our Morro Bay Transit employees, customers and the community is a top priority for us and we are implementing a number of proactive measures in response to COVID-19. Morro Bay Transit is following the recommendations of the SLO County Public Health Agency as our guide for setting policies.

Morro Bay Transit urges riders to only ride public transit for essential travel and refrain from using public transit if they have symptoms of COVID-19. Notices have been put up on buses reminding riders to practice social distancing, and to protect our drivers, please stay home if you show signs of COVID-19 symptoms.

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