The announcement this week of the Santa Clara County Health Officer’s extension of the Shelter-in-Place order through the end of May includes a mandate for transit personnel and passengers to wear face coverings while riding beginning Monday, May 4.
That means anyone boarding VTA vehicles will have to comply by donning a face covering and continue to adhere to social distancing requirements to the greatest extent feasible. Bus and light rail operators will also be wearing face coverings while in their vehicles.
VTA is getting the word out through posters, recorded messaging onboard vehicles and platforms, and other public messaging to remind passengers about this new requirement. In some municipalities, such as Cupertino, face covering orders have already been issued so the new County order will bring consistency to all locations served by VTA.
Thank you again for your cooperation as we all work together to adhere to the new guidelines to keep the riding public safe.