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Mask Wearing Mandates Still on as California Plans to Reopen

California is reopening on June 15, 2021. But yet there are still some places where one needs to and must wear a facial covering, community transportation being among them. According to the guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health, Californians, irrespective of their vaccination status, are required to wear Mask on all forms of public transportation, including but not limited to airports.

Both inside the terminals and on-board flights, ships and ferries, buses, cab ride-shares like Uber and Lyft, trains, and underground railways like BART, Mask are still required.BART spokesperson Jim Allison said that the requirement will still stay in place.

He also added that they are following the guidelines issued from the TSA, and they are required to wear in areas of public transportation. Therefore, customers are enquired about their vaccination status when they get to BART. Additionally, they are also directed to put on their Mask during visits.are also required in schools, childcare locations, healthcare, long-term care settings, emergency shelters, and other cooling centers.

Businesses and venue operators choose to allow vaccinated individuals to confirm that they are in agreement before entry and implement the vaccine verification to regulate whether individuals are required to wear or require all the customers to wear Mask. However, no one can be discouraged from wearing a  as a condition to participate in an activity or to gain entry to a business.  Jim Allison says that BART customers have pretty much been involved with the guidelines throughout the pandemic. The data shows that 96% and above are wearing their Mask in BART.

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