Face masks/coverings required for SEPTA riders starting Monday, June 8

June 7, 2020

Image courtesy of SEPTA.

As Philadelphia has moved into the Yellow coronavirus re-opening phase and ridership is expected to grow, all SEPTA riders will now be required to wear a mask or facial covering. The new requirement goes into effect on Monday, June 8. In April, SEPTA asked riders to wear a facial covering to help spread COVID-19 on public transportation, but it wasn’t a requirement. SEPTA employees will “engage customers to remind them about the requirement starting Monday,” according to an announcement by SEPTA released Friday.

SEPTA returned to regular transit service on May 17, with rider limits for buses and trolleys still in effect. This will continue throughout the Yellow Phase. There are also signs marking off seats to indicate where passengers should sit to maintain a safe space. 

SEPTA will also continue to clean and sanitize stations and vehicles as part of the effort to battle COVID-19.

On Friday, SEPTA published a new “Reopening Guide” where customers can find answers to their most pressing questions.  The guide includes a breakdown of what riders can expect as SEPTA moves through the Yellow Phase, and eventually to Green and Blue. To access the guide, click here. More information is also available at:

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