In response to new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CET is requiring passengers to wear a mask or facial covering on buses starting April 20. The CDC recommends that anyone leaving their homes should use face coverings such as a mask, scarf, or bandana to limit their potential exposure to COVID-19 and prevent exposing others. Passengers are encouraged to bring and wear their own face coverings if they need to ride the bus to make critical trips such as to the grocery store, doctor, pharmacy, or a job. Transit operators continue to educate riders about this new requirement and are providing individually-wrapped masks for free to riders who do not have a face covering or mask. Watch this video to learn how to make a simple mask with no sewing required.
Transit operators and security staff will monitor compliance with the face covering requirement. Exceptions will be made for passengers who have a disability and cannot wear a mask, or who rely on lip reading and need to ask another mask wearer to temporarily lift their mask or face covering in order to communicate. CET is putting public health first and closely following recommendations from the CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and the Governor to help keep our drivers and passengers safe and healthy. Thank you and remember that we are all in this together!
*Customers take on all responsibilities and possible risks for wearing face masks as a precautionary measure. It is important to maintain social distancing of 6 feet even when wearing a mask or face covering.