Riders, please continue wearing your mask when waiting for transit, while boarding, and for your full trip. Masks help keep you safe. They also protect—and respect—your fellow passengers and our King County Metro essential transit workers.
Despite the CDC’s easing of guidelines for fully-vaccinated people in some outdoor settings, public health advice and directives continue to require masks on transit. This includes bus stops, outside decks of the King County Water Taxi, and transit centers.
Further, King County’s expected move back to Phase 2 will not affect passenger limits, which increased to 50% of capacity on April 17. Metro’s passenger limits remain in line with Gov. Inslee’s guidance for public transit agencies.
Thank you for riding Metro safely as our region recovers. Visit kingcounty.gov/HealthierMetro to learn more about our layered safety approach, guided by health experts.
This is why no rider should be allowed to remove their masks from their nose and/or mouth at any point in the trip. Anyone who for whatever reasons cannot wear a mask should be accommodated on some other vehicle with better protections for others.
“These transmission events have involved the presence of an infectious person exhaling virus indoors for an extended time (more than 15 minutes and in some cases hours) leading to virus concentrations in the air space sufficient to transmit infections to people more than 6 feet away, and in some cases to people who have passed through that space soon after the infectious person left.”
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