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Masks on, masks off: Mandate lifted

Coverings are now optional for public transportation


Last updated 4/27/2022 at 12:36pm

In accordance with the April 18 statement from the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA), feel free to shed your face coverings on transit and in transit facilities in the Puget Sound region. That includes ferries.

"Masks are optional for the public inside Washington state ferry terminals or vessels," said ferry spokesperson Ian Sterling on April 19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had recently extended the mask mandate, set to expire April 18, to May 3 to allow more time to study the BA.2 omicron subvariant of the coronavirus.

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