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On the recommendation of the CDC, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will extend the safety guidelines and emergency amendment requiring mask wearing on public transportation and transportation hubs for 15 days through May 3, 2022.
In accordance with the TSA, Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT) and Verde Shuttle will extend the safety directive requiring masks on their buses and at public transportation hubs through May 3, 2022.
The CDC continues to monitor the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, particularly the BA.2 subvariant which now accounts for more than 85% of cases in the United States. Since early April 2022, there have been increases in the 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in the United States.
During the 15-day extension period, the CDC will assess the potential impact of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases on serious illness, including hospitalizations, deaths, and healthcare system capacity. The TSA will continue to coordinate closely with the CDC and communicate any changes to this requirement to the public.
To learn more about the Federal Transit Administration’s mask guidelines for public transportation, please visit https://www.transit.dot.gov/TransitMaskUp.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT) administrative offices at 928-634-2287.