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Facial coverings required to be worn on all BPART vehicles

In accordance with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay at home” order, Bureau Putnam Area Rural Transit (BPART) is now requiring all passengers to wear face coverings to keep themselves and others safe from illness.

The newly modified order states: “Beginning on May 1, individuals will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a six-foot social distance. Face coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face covering or a mask.”

BPART is committed to the safety of all employees and riders. In compliance with the governor’s orders, no one will be allowed to board or ride our vehicles unless properly wearing a face covering.

Face coverings may be defined as a commercially or homemade mask, a bandana, or a scarf which covers from above the nose down to the lower part of the face. For more information, reference the Centers for Disease Control (CDC’s) link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

For questions or to schedule a ride, contact BPART at 877-874-8813. Additional information about this public transportation system can be found at www.rideBPART.org or on BPART's Facebook page.

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