METRO requiring facial coverings for riders starting this week

METRO requiring facial coverings for riders starting this week
METRO said facial coverings will be required starting on Thursday.

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.”

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