Update: Starting September 1, there will no longer be disposable masks available on the buses, and passengers must bring their own. Drivers are now required to wear face coverings while driving.
MATBUS recognizes the importance of protecting the health and well-being of our riders, staff, and community. Because of this, masks will be required on all MATBUS vehicles starting Monday, August 3. This includes both fixed route and MAT Paratransit services. Masks (or other face coverings) must be worn while you are riding the bus. The mask requirement originally began on July 25 for Minnesota routes.
If you board a bus without a face covering, bus drivers will provide a complimentary disposable mask.
Passengers with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from wearing a mask will not be required to wear one. Children who are 5 years old and under will not be required to wear a mask, and masks are not recommended for children under 2 years old.
Passengers who do not follow this policy may be denied service, or asked to leave the MATBUS vehicle or facility.
Face masks are also required for drivers when they are near passengers or other staff, both on the bus and at bus stops. Drivers are permitted to remove the face mask when they are operating the vehicle, and when they are a safe distance from others.
For more information about our COVID-19 prodecures, visit the COVID-19 Response page.