OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The BART Board of Directors on Thursday morning voted to reinstate a temporary mask mandate that will remain in effect through July, according to transit officials.
KPIX 5 Reporter Anne Makovec, who was following the meeting online, tweeted about the vote shortly after 11 a.m.
BREAKING: The BART Board just voted to re-instate a temporary mask mandate until July 18. Staff will have masks on hand to give to anyone who doesn’t have one. More at noon. @KPIXtv @CBSNBayArea @SFBART #BART
— Anne Makovec (@AnneKPIX) April 28, 2022
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Makovec said that BART staff will have masks on hand to provide to any commuters trying to enter the transit system without one.
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BART Board President Rebecca Saltzman had previously announced that the Board of Directors would consider a proposal to bring back a mask mandate on the system at its April 28 meeting.
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“I think it’s likely BART riders will be told next week they will have to put on the mask again,” Saltzman told KPIX 5’s Reed Cowan last week.