Face coverings no longer required on transit and in transit facilities in Puget Sound region
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 Center 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.