Los Angeles County demands masks on all public transportation again – NBC Los Angeles
Los Angeles County demands masks on all public transportation again – NBC Los Angeles

Los Angeles County demands masks on all public transportation again – NBC Los Angeles

Los Angeles County will issue a new COVID-19 health order with effect from Friday, which in turn will require masks to be worn on all public transportation in the county, including buses, trains, taxis and moving service vehicles.

The order will again require masks at all indoor public transport hubs, including airport and bus terminals. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer says the order is based on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s view that wearing masks during transit remains an important step in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

It’s coming afterwards LA Metro announced this week that face masks on all subway bus and rail lines in LA County will be highly recommended but no longer required. It followed a federal court in Florida on Monday that eliminated the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel across the country.

NBC left a message for Metro to see if this changes their plans.

The order also comes as county health officials urged parents and students to be vigilant when classes resume after the spring break to protect against the spread of COVID-19, and urges anyone showing signs of illness to stay home and announce plans for school-based vaccination clinics across the region.

“When schools reopen after the spring break and spring break, additional precautions are warranted given the increased circulation of the more infectious BA.2 subvariant in LA County,” Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Identifying those who are infected early so that they can isolate themselves from others continues to require testing. This is especially important in schools, and we encourage parents to take advantage of school-sponsored testing opportunities, including using the antigen test kits that are sent. home before the spring break and allow their children to participate in routine school-based tests.

“And although indoor masking is not required in most schools, safety in schools is significantly improved if students and staff wear high-quality, well-fitting masks when indoors. This is especially important in schools where post-spring testing indicates a significant number of infected students and staff. “

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