New Mask Requirements From The BRTA
If you are going to be riding BRTA Buses here in the Berkshires there are new rules the BRTA just sent over to us, which if you do ride the buses you should check these out,
New Mask Regulations as per the CDC and Federal Law:
The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority will:
board only people who wear masks;
instruct people that wearing a mask is a requirement of federal law and that not complying with the requirement is a violation of federal law; monitor for any person who is not wearing a mask and seek compliance from such a person;at the earliest safe opportunity, disembark any person who refuses to comply; and notify people of the requirement to make sure they aware of and comply with the requirement to wear a mask.
People are not required to wear a mask under the following circumstance:
While communicating, for brief periods of time, with a person who is hearing impaired when the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
The following categories of people are exempt from the requirement to wear a mask:
A child under the age of 2 years;
A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability. Masks are available to those without a mask from the bus operator or at the ITC.