BART reinstates COVID-19 mask mandate 10 days after previous rule lapsed
SAN FRANCISCO - Ten days after the previous mandate lapsed, masks are once again required on BART.
The agency's board of supervisors on Thursday night voted to require masks aboard trains and in its stations effective immediately until Oct. 1. BART officials will meet again on Sept. 22 to decide whether or not to extend the requirement.
"Free face masks are available at station agent booths and from all safety staff for those who need one," BART said in a release on Thursday night. "BART PD will continue its education-based enforcement of the mask requirement by offering free masks to anyone who needs one before taking any enforcement action which could include a citation up to $75 or being ejected from the paid area."
The California Department of Public Health's guidance on masks "highly" recommends masks offering "the best fit and filtration," namely N95, KN95 and KF94 masks.
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