For Immediate Release
From: Jeff Hazen
Sunset Empire Transportation District
SUNSET EMPIRE TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT REQUIRES FACE COVERINGS FOR ALL BUS RIDERS
Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) has announced it is requiring all bus riders to wear a face covering when riding any of the District buses. Executive Director Jeff Hazen said, “The face covering requirement is in compliance with the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) transit requirements released on May 15th.” The OHA defines a face covering as; “Face covering” means a cloth, paper, or disposable face covering that covers the nose and the mouth.” Hazen said any of the face coverings defined by OHA are acceptable on the bus. Hazen also said that the OHA face covering requirement excludes riders who are under two years of age, have a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe when wearing a face covering or have a disability that prevents the individual from wearing a face covering. Executive Director Hazen said that all SETD bus routes are currently running on normal schedules but have limited capacity due to rider spacing requirements. SETD buses continue to have enhanced disinfecting protocols in place throughout the day and a total disinfection being done every evening.
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