CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Facial coverings will be required for all METRO bus riders and drivers according to a new order from the Ohio Department of Health.
The requirement will begin at 6 p.m on Wednesday, July 8.
Only kids ages six and younger are not required to have a facial covering while on the bus, according to METRO.
METRO said they will be giving out free masks to anyone that needs one from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at Government Square.
“It is important that we each do our part to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19,” said Brandy Jones, Vice President of External Affairs. “Wearing a mask or facial covering is one of the most effective and simplest ways we can do that while riding.”
As of July 3, seven METRO bus operators had tested positive for the coronavirus.