Face Masks Required

UPDATED: April 21, 2021


  • Medical procedure masks (disposable)
  • Properly worn breathable masks, with 2+ layers


  • Masks that don’t cover both the mouth and nose
  • Face shields or goggles 
  • Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, or bandannas
  • Shirts pulled up over the mouth and nose
  • Masks made from materials that are hard to breathe through
  • Masks containing slits, exhalation valves, or punctures

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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. 

Are required on ALL Tulsa Transit vehicles
Are required at stations, sub-hubs, and bus stops
Must cover both the mouth and nose

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.



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.