Face Masks & COVID Policies

UPDATED:  April 19, 2022

As a result of a court order, effective immediately the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect.

This means that riders NO longer are required to wear face masks on buses or at stations.

TSA Statement    |      CDC Guidance

 


 

April 18, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has again extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through MAY 3, 2022.

  • Face masks ARE REQUIRED on all Tulsa Transit vehicles, per federal mandate
  • Saturday Level Service will continue until further notice
  • Social distancing is no longer required on vehicles, to accommodate more passengers

Riders must complete a Mask Exemption Request Form and provide medical documentation to continue riding Tulsa Transit without a mask.

Click here to download Mask Exemption Request Form

HOW TO COMPLETE MEDICAL EXEMPTION:

  1. Get a Mask Exemption Request Form from the DAS attendant, printed from our website or call the Call Center to have one mailed to you
  2. Take the form to your medical provider to verify medical exemption
  3. Submit physical form to DAS attendant or via mail and digital form scanned and emailed to info@tulsatransit.org
  4. Receive an official approval letter via mail from Tulsa Transit, to be shown to driver upon request for service

Riders without masks MUST provide approval letter to driver upon each boarding, failure to comply may result in denial service. For more information please email info@tulsatransit.org or call 918-582-2100

 


 

April 21, 2021

The City of Tulsa’s face mask ordinance will expire on April 30th. However, riders will still need to comply with the federal mask mandate. 

PER FEDERAL LAW FACE MASKS:
Are required on ALL Tulsa Transit vehicles
Are required at stations, sub-hubs, and bus stops
Must cover both the mouth and nose

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through September 13, 2021.

Learn more about FTA’s guidance to the transit industry on the Federal mask requirement for public transit at the FTA Transit Mask Up webpage.

 


 

February 4, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order on 1-29-21 requiring the wearing of masks by travelers, over the age of 2, to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued an emergency amendment and three security directives in support of this.

The Order defines a mask as material covering the wearer’s nose and mouth and excludes: face shields, scarves, goggles, ski masks, balaclavas, bandanas and shirts pulled over the face.

Tulsa Transit is committed to keeping our community safe during this pandemic. You can do your part to stay safe by wearing your mask, watching your distance around others, and washing your hands before and after taking transit. Most important if you are sick, or feel sick, stay home. 

 


 

November 2, 2020

Face masks will be required on ALL Tulsa Transit vehicles. NO MASK, NO SERVICE! Drivers will have a limited supply of face masks for those who need them, one per person.

 


 

October 21, 2020

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Monday – Friday
    • Regular Fixed Routes use the Saturday timetables, every 60 minutes
    • Route 700 Aero, every 20 minutes ALL DAY
    • Route 508 ONLY operates 8AM-5PM: CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE
    • Routes 902, 909 & 969 WEN will not be affected and will follow regular schedule
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • Routes will not be affected and will follow regular schedule
  • Nightline
    • Routes will not be affected and will follow regular schedule
  • Lift
    • Routes will not be affected and will follow regular schedule

We ask that riders continue to follow our COVID-19 operational procedures:

  • Keeping distance between yourself and others
  • Limited vehicle capacity by driver discretion
  • Using transportation for essential trips
  • Wearing face masks is required on all Tulsa Transit vehicles.

 


 

July 16, 2020

Last night, the Tulsa City Council voted to approve a citywide mask ordinance to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Face masks will be required to ride a bus, both Fixed Route and Lift. Face masks will also be required when riders are waiting for buses (at bus stops, shelters and stations) when social distancing cannot be maintained. Thank you for helping keep you, other riders, and drivers safe!

For full details on types of face masks, exceptions and more, click here.

 


 

April 27, 2020

Tulsa Transit urges all passengers to wear face masks while riding, beginning April 27. This comes from the recommendation of the CDC as another precautionary step we can all take to help keep our employees and fellow passengers safe and protected.

If a traditional mask is not available riders may opt to wear scarves, handkerchiefs or cloth coverings. Coverings can be made from common household items, such as bandanas, T-shirts, coffee filters, fabric strips, strings and rubber bands.