Passenger Notice: Facial Coverings Required
April 20, 2020
On April, 13, 2020, the Sonoma County Health Officer issued Order C19-07 (effective Friday, April 17), that states that persons shall wear facial coverings in the following situations:
Before they enter any indoor facility besides their residence. Examples: grocery stores, laundromats/drycleaners, work facilities, post office, etc.
In any enclosed open space. Examples: outdoor work sites, construction sites, taxis/rideshares, or buses.
When outdoors if the person is unable to maintain a six-foot distance from another person at all times. Examples: Farmer’s market, pumping gas, drive thru/delivery/carry out/curbside pickup, etc.
All Sonoma County Transit and Sonoma County Paratransit passengers will be required to wear a face covering in order to comply with Health Officer Order C19-07. As provided by the Order, a governmental entity, business owner, or operator may, to the extent authorized by law, refuse admission or service to any customer or visitor who fails to wear facial coverings. Compliance is necessary to protect the health and safety of drivers and passengers.
“Facial coverings” means any fabric or cloth that covers the mouth and nose. The facial covering can be made using household items (including scarves, bandanas, t-shirts, sweatshirts, towels, turtlenecks, or other fabric), can be sewn by hand, or factory-made. Facial coverings should not be placed on children under age 2 or on anyone who has trouble breathing or is otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.