May 8, 2020
The State of New Hampshire’s Bureau of Infectious Disease has issued guidance that includes “Riding the bus, taxi, or rideshare” among examples of “when to wear a face covering.”
The Governor of Vermont issued an Executive Order that is now in effect and includes this language: Mask Use on Public Transit Conveyances or in Mass Transportation Facilities. The traveling and commuting public shall wear face coverings over their nose and mouth any time they are using public transportation conveyances, including buses, trains and ride services and when in a mass transportation station or terminal, including airports.
Therefore, it is Advance Transit’s Policy, that until further notice, all Advance Transit passengers shall wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while boarding, riding, and exiting AT buses.
Please – bring and use your own face coverings. Thanks to community volunteers we do have some masks available on buses, but supplies are limited at this time. Please note that we have installed plastic shields to serve as covering for drivers.
The only exceptions, according to CDC, to face coverings being worn is for children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unable to remove a covering without assistance.
Please – continue to observe social distancing guidelines in place in NH, VT and other states that encourage separation of at least six feet.
Please – help us to stay safe so that we may continue to serve you.
THANK YOU for your cooperation and for respecting the health and safety of your drivers and fellow passengers!