Garcetti extends coronavirus-spurred mask requirements to LAX, city buses, starting Monday – Daily News

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Travelers at Los Angeles International Airport and riders on the city’s public transit system will be required to wear face coverings, starting Monday, May 11, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

The additional requirements come as city and county officials are also loosening restrictions on retail shops and use of public trails and golf courses.

Garcetti said during his daily briefing on Wednesday, May 6, that starting the beginning of next week, people boarding the city’s DASH, Commuter Express and Cityride buses will need wear masks.

The mayor said this step is being taken to protect not only nurses and caregivers, but also bus drivers who must report to work. He added that he supports the proposal by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn to institute a similar requirement for the Metro public transit system.

“It is very important that everybody take this step, and cover their faces on buses so that other riders and bus operators can stay healthy,” he said.

City buses also undergo “‘intensive daily cleanings,” he said.

Since the outbreak began, the ctiy’s bus services took such steps as making rides on DASH routes free, requiring drivers to wear masks and directing riders to board through the back door. The maximum occupancy on buses has also been reduced, he said.



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