Masks recommended on transit

Masks recommended on transit

Updated: 4:23pm, Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

Masks are optional on TriMet. However, the Multnomah County Health Department, the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend wearing a mask in indoor settings, including public transit. More

Ride Safe

The COVID-19 pandemic drove home the importance of healthy spaces. While we no longer require masks on transit, there are a few things we all can do to make sure everyone riding transit stays healthy.

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As of April 19, 2022, masks are now optional on our buses and trains due to a change in federal law, but the CDC does recommend continuing to mask up on transit. We know our riders have mixed feelings about the mandate ending. Some people may continue to wear a mask for added safety, while others may choose not to. We ask everyone to be respectful of others’ masking choices.

What we do

  • We provide free face masks on all our vehicles and hand sanitizer on all buses and most trains.
  • Our buses and trains have good ventilation.

What you can do

  • Practice good hygiene and frequently clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is provided on many of our vehicles.
  • Not feeling well? Stay home. Or wear a mask if you have to ride. Masks are available for free on board all our vehicles.
  • Touchless payments like Hop and contactless credit cards mean less opportunities for germs to spread. Get started with Hop.
  • Get vaccinated.

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If you have a question, concern or suggestion, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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