Mask Mandate Lifted
Effective immediately, masks are no longer required for STA employees, riders on buses, Paratransit, or Vanpool, or visitors to STA facilities. However, masks are still welcome for anyone who chooses to wear one.
On April 18, 2022, both the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a change to their policies regarding mandatory masking. There is no entity either requiring masking on public transportation or enforcing the prior regulations.
This change is the result of a court order. It is possible for this ruling to be appealed. STA will communicate any changes as they arise.
Spokane Transit provides an essential public service
For many in our community, public transit is the only means of transportation to essential destinations like grocery stores, pharmacies, and medical appointments.
We are partners with the Greater Spokane Emergency Management Response Team to ensure regional transportation needs continue to be met, and the safety of our passengers and employees will continue to be our top priority.
We will continue to provide important and rapidly changing information and updates here.
WSDH Call Center: 1-800-525-0127, then press #
NEWS & UPDATES
- 4/19 – Mask Mandate Lifted Memo
- 4/13 – The TSA has extended the mask mandate for public transit through May 3, 2022.
- 3/17 – Rides For Seniors has been extended through the end of April.
- 3/10 – The TSA has extended the mask mandate to April 18, 2022. This means STA’s masking requirements will stay in effect until that date.
- 12/30 – The federal mandate to wear masks on public transit and in transit facilities has been extended until March 18, 2022 (TSA directive and the President’s Executive Order). STA does not have the option to reverse the policy. Learn more here.
- 3/22 – Gratitude for All of STA’s Essential Employees
- 3/18 – Profile of Transit Driver Appreciation Day
- 3/11 – Profile of General Repair Mechanic Christian Bigger
- 3/5 – Profile of Paratransit Van Operator Roy Norman
- 2/25 – Profile of Administrative Assistant Sarah Beal
- 2/18 – Profile of Transit Officer Kolten Missamore
- 2/11 – Profile of Jeff DeMers Training Instructor
- 2/5 – Profile of Jared Babbitt Receiving Clerk
- 1/28 – Profile of Cassie Williams Transportation Supervisor
- 1/21 – Profile of Holly Kent Paratransit Reservationist
- 1/14 – Profile of Tara Limon Associate Transit Planner
- 1/8 – Profile of Network Administrator Tim Elmer
What you need to know about taking the bus during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
Details on how (and how often) we disinfect STA Plaza, and what’s open and closed.
Information for current STA employees on our emergency measures.
Stay healthy at home, at work and on the bus
There are many simple things you can do help fight the spread of COVID-19.