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Posted on: August 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] DPW&T Bulletin Blog | Mask Mandate Lifted

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As of April 21, 2022, Prince George's County Department of Public Works & Transportation will no longer require masks on public transportation and transit facilities, it will be optional to wear face masks on TheBus, PGC Link, and Call-A-Bus.

Customers and operators will now have the option to wear face masks on TheBus, PGC Link, and Call-A-Bus. The County's decision is made to provide passengers and operators with consistency with WMATA (Metro) and other regional transportation systems mask policies.

Prince George's County health officials continue to strongly recommend masking, particularly for those riders who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised or have chronic diseases that put them at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19. We will continue to monitor infection rates and make decisions based on the circumstances.

We encourage our customers to make decisions that are in their best interests. "If you are still hesitant about removing your mask, I want you to know that we support and respect your decision," said County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. "Prince Georgians have done a great job protecting each other for two years by wearing masks, getting tested, and getting vaccinated. While the fight is not over, data shows that we can safely start this new phase of the pandemic." Updates will be provided to the public as new information becomes available.

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