Mask Mandate in LA County Extended for Public Transit

May 24, 2022

    The mask requirement for public transit was extended in Los Angeles County after a rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, moving LA County from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “low” risk category to “medium.” 

    According to the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, it is required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation in LA County. This includes trains, buses, taxis, and ride-shares. This also applies to all indoor transportation hubs in LA County, including airport and bus terminals, train and subway stations, seaports or other indoor port terminals, or any other indoor area that serves as a transportation hub.

    In addition to public transit, LA county requires wearing a mask in: 

    • healthcare settings
    • long-term care settings and adult/senior care facilities
    • state and local correctional facilities and detention centers
    • shelters and cooling centers
    • any other location where it is the policy of the business or venue

    There are some people who should not wear a mask, such as children younger than 2, people with certain medical conditions or disabilities, and people instructed by their medical provider not to wear a mask. Children ages 2 to 8 should wear a mask only when under adult supervision. 


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