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Travelers on RTD light rail, bus will still be required to wear a mask

The federal mask mandate has been extended until April 18.

COLORADO, USA — If you plan on riding on the bus or the light rail in the next month, you'll still have to wear a mask, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) announced Friday.

While mask mandates have ended in most counties in Colorado, the federal mask mandate still applies to those traveling.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announced Thursday that the federal mask mandate is extended until April 18.

This means people using RTD transportation will have to wear a mask. RTD employees will also be required to wear a mask while operating vehicles and while moving through vehicles and facilities.

RTD said it's continuing to stop the spread of COVID-19 by making sure all vehicles are cleaned daily in accordance with RTD's Pandemic Plan. This includes wiping down handrails and other high-touch surfaces.

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