Mask Mandate Extended For DART Services

Dallas Area Rapid Transit extended its face mask requirement until May 3.

Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation, the Transportation Security Administration extended the face mask requirement for all transportation systems until May 3, which includes airports, planes, buses, and rail systems.

According to DART, passengers, operators, and contractors will need to wear a face mask over their mouth and nose while on DART vehicles. Face masks and hand sanitizer dispensers are available on buses, light rail vehicles, TRE vehicles, and Dallas streetcars.

Unless exempt, not wearing a face mask violates federal law and can result in denial of boarding, removal, or fines ranging from $500 to $3,000.

Read more from the Dallas Morning News here.

In other news:

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) April 14 granted an emergency use authorization for the first breath-based COVID-19 test in the U.S. Read more from the New York Times.
  • Dallas County Commissioners are considering a proposal to help ease a backlog of criminal cases in Dallas County courts. Read more from the Dallas Morning News here.

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