Masks usage optional while riding Metro, Effective Immediately

Advisory Effective: 4/19/22 - 5/31/22

Effective immediately, Mask usage on Metrobus is optional for customers and WMATA employees. This change comes due to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) currently suspending enforcement. TSA will not be enforcing its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs at this time, while the Biden Administration reviews a federal judge’s ruling on this matter.

General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld released a statement “Our mask mandate has been based on federal guidance.” “We will continue to monitor this situation as it unfolds, but masks will be optional on Metro property until further notice.”

While the Mask Mandates are currently not in effect, Metro encourages its customers to make the best decisions in accordance to their interests. WMATA will keep the customers updated as new information becomes available.