New Mask Requirements

Starting 2/2/2021

New Mask Regulations as per the CDC and Federal Law:

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority will:

  • board only people who wear masks;
  • instruct people that wearing a mask is a requirement of federal law and that not complying with the requirement is a violation of federal law;
  • monitor for any person who is not wearing a mask and seek compliance from such a person;
  • at the earliest safe opportunity, disembark any person who refuses to comply; and
  • notify people of the requirement to make sure they aware of and comply with the requirement to wear a mask.

People are not required to wear a mask under the following circumstance:

  • while communicating, for brief periods of time, with a person who is hearing impaired when the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

The following categories of people are exempt from the requirement to wear a mask:

  • A child under the age of 2 years;
  • A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability.

Masks are available to those without a mask from the bus operator or at the ITC.