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Casper Area Transit requiring riders, drivers to wear masks into March 2022 to help combat COVID-19 Omicron variant

ASSIST (City of Casper)

CASPER, Wyo. — The City of Casper said in a press release Wednesday that Casper Area Transit riders and staff members will continue to be required to wear face masks until at least March 18, 2022.

The rule applies on both the ASSIST door-to-door service and the LINK fixed route service.

The press release states that the policy is pursuant to a directive from the federal Transportation Security Administration.

“Following the President’s order and announcement regarding efforts to combat the Omicron variant, TSA, in conjunction with the CDC, will extend the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, on board commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through March 18, 2022,” the TSA states.

Masks have been required on Casper Area Transit since March 2020.

“Given that Casper Area Transit is funded with federal dollars, we are required, as are all such systems nationwide, to abide by the TSA’s masking requirements,” Casper Area Transit Supervisor William Biggs said in Wednesday’s announcement. “We are committed to making sure both ASSIST and LINK continue to function in the safest possible manner.” 

The release adds that if there are changes to masking requirements, Casper Area Transit will provide updates.

“More information on Casper Area Transit Service is available at 307-235-8273 for ASSIST (door-to-door service), or 307-235-8287 for LINK (fixed-route service) or the website at www.casperareatransit.org,” the release concludes.