Masks are still required on the Lab shuttles (and on BART as well). While Alameda and Contra Costa counties are still at low risk per the new CDC guidelines, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Marin counties have entered medium risk and the entire Bay Area is experiencing an upswing in COVID cases. Continuing the use of masks is an effective way to minimize COVID-19 transmission on the shuttles and is appreciated by the drivers. Here are a few things to remember when riding on the Lab shuttles:
- Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times on Lab shuttles.
- Masks must be one of the following types: surgical mask, KN95, KF94, N95 respirator, or a cloth mask worn over a surgical mask. Single or double-layer unfiltered masks are not allowed.
- Open nearby windows to increase the ventilation.
- Eating and drinking are not allowed on Lab shuttles.
- Do not ride if you have symptoms, have tested positive, or have been around others who have.
- Prior to boarding the shuttle, complete the weekly symptom check and monitor for symptoms daily.
Wearing masks continues to be voluntary inside the Lab’s buildings unless otherwise indicated, but all individuals are welcome to wear masks if they feel more comfortable. Protocol B individuals are still required to maintain six feet distancing and Protocol A individuals may do so if they wish. If the Centers for Disease Control Community Levels increase to the high risk, masks will once again be required indoors.