Local transit mask mandates lifted
Salem Area Mass Transit District announced Tuesday that, effective immediately, masks are optional for Cherriots riders and employees.
This change comes after Monday's court ruling on the federal mask mandate and the Transportation Security Administration's decision to suspend enforcement while the Biden Administration reviews the federal judge's ruling.
During this time, operators, security staff, and customer service representatives will no longer instruct customers to adhere to the requirement.
Cherriots is removing signage and messaging requiring masks and anticipates completion within a week.
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