“Effective immediately, Metro will make masks optional on Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess for its customers. Masks also will be optional for Metro employees. This change comes as a result of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) suspending enforcement, while the Biden Administration reviews a federal judge’s ruling.

“Our mask mandate has been based on federal guidance,” said General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld. “We will continue to monitor this situation as it unfolds, but masks will be optional on Metro property until further notice.”

Metro encourages its customers to make decisions that are in their best interests. Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.”


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“Dear PoPville,

I’m just writing in about my experience with healthcare workers to see if anyone else has experienced this, as well. I went to get a blood test at labcorp and the phlebotomists at the front desk took her mask OFF to talk to me. Then last week, I went to my allergist to get some tests done and the doctor walked in with his mask below his mouth. Today, I went to CVS to pick up some meds, and the pharmacist had his mask below his chin the entire 20 min I was in line. Read More


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