Metro today announced that it will comply with the new L.A. County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) Order requiring masks to be worn while riding public transit and when in indoor stations within L.A. County effective at 12:01 am, Friday, April 22, 2022. The LACDPH has determined that the mask requirement remains necessary to help ensure public health.
Earlier this week, mask wearing became optional but strongly encouraged on the Metro system. This was a decision following a federal court ruling in Florida that eliminated the federal mask mandate on public transportation and airplanes nationwide.
Metro will adhere to the new LACDPH executive order, as it has with all the County’s previous COVID-19 directives, which are intended to protect the health of employees and the traveling public. This order aligns with the most recent guidance issued by the CDC.
All transit riders using Metro Buses, trains and indoor stations will again be required to wear a face mask. The County’s new requirement will be reassessed when COVID-19 community transmission is moderate or when the CDC determines required masking on public transit is no longer needed or in 30 days, whichever occurs first.