Everett Transit Joins Others In Making Masks Optional

April 19, 2022


Masking is now an option, not a requirement.

Following a court ruling yesterday that masks could not be required on public transportation regulated by the Federal Government we now have more clarification on how transit agencies including Everett Transit are handling the issue. Here’s a joint press release issued this morning.

In accordance with yesterday’s statement from the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA), agencies providing transit to riders throughout the Puget Sound region announced that face coverings will no longer be required on transit, at transit facilities or in transit hubs effective today.

Participating in this announcement are the following agencies: · Community Transit · Everett Transit · King County Metro · Kitsap Transit · Pierce Transit · Seattle Department of Transportation (Seattle Streetcar) · Seattle Monorail · Sound Transit

TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on February 1, 2021. Previous to the TSA requirement, Washington state and local health authorities had issued mandates for face coverings in public spaces.

While masks are no longer required on transit, riders are welcome to continue wearing face coverings if they wish. Please understand it will take time to update all of the announcements, signs, and other communications related to the federal mask mandate.


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