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MASK UP: SporTran riders required to wear masks even after governor lifts statewide mandate

The Biden Administration’s face mask mandate will remain in place until January 13, 2022, for...
The Biden Administration’s face mask mandate will remain in place until January 13, 2022, for public transportation systems across the United States. The CDC issued the federal mask mandate in Jan. 2021. This excludes ride-share vehicles such as SporTran OnDemand.
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 9:22 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Riders on SporTran buses will still have to mask up during their trips even though Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards lifted the statewide mask mandate Tuesday, Oct. 26.

SporTran bus driver Diane Wells said that she gets people to and from their destinations every day and that wearing a mask is another part of keeping her passengers safe.

“I feel like wearing the masks protects me and others and keeps from spreading the coronavirus,” Wells said.

Some SporTran bus riders have mixed feelings about the requirement.

“I don’t like wearing masks, they’re uncomfortable and I just don’t like them,” Malina Johnson said. “But I know they’re important for the health and safety of everybody.”

The Biden administration’s face mask mandate for public transportation systems throughout the United States will remain in place until Jan. 13.

The CDC issued the federal mask mandate in January 2021.

This excludes ride-share vehicles such as SporTran OnDemand.

The federal mask mandate covers workers and riders of transit bus systems.

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