Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health recommend that everyone wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Cloth face coverings prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading respiratory droplets when talking, sneezing, or coughing.
Based on public health guidance, face coverings have been encouraged on buses since early April 2020. Since that time face coverings have become a stronger point of emphasis among public health officials, and are expected to play an even larger role when restrictions on businesses and other gatherings loosen.
The requirement will remain in place until further notice.
View answers to frequently asked questions about face covering requirements on city buses.