SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – The Golden State reopens on June 15, 2021, but before you throw that mask away, here’s what you need to know.
There are still places where you need to wear a face covering, public transportation is one of them.
According to California Department of Public Health guidelines, Californians, regardless of their immunization status, are required to wear masks on all forms of public transportation, including, but not limited to airports.
Both inside terminals and on planes, ships and ferries, buses, carpools like Uber and Lyft, trains and underground railways like BART.
“Our mask requirement will remain in place,” BART spokesperson Jim Allison said. “We follow TSA guidelines and they require masks in transit areas. So this means that we ask our customers when they arrive at BART, whether they are vaccinated or not, to wear their masks. “
Masks are also required in schools, daycares, health and long-term care facilities, homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers.
Businesses and site operators have the option of allowing people vaccinated to self-certify that they are in compliance prior to entry, to implement a vaccine check to determine whether people should wear masks, or just require all clients to wear masks.
However, no one can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition for participating in an activity or entering a business.
Jim Allison says that throughout the pandemic, BART customers have pretty much followed mask guidelines.
“Our data shows that 96% and more wear their masks,” Allison said.