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Metro Is Taking Steps to Keep You Safe

Metro is here for you as we continue our response to the COVID-19 crisis. To help prevent the spread, Metro requires riders on buses and trains to wear a face covering at all times. We ask you to keep a social distance from others as much as possible.

We are running as many buses as we can with available staff, and continue to monitor and adjust service so that you can still get around when necessary.

In order to comply with the City of LA’s “Safer at Home” order, travel is only allowed for essential activities, such as:

  • To visit a doctor or veterinarian
  • To get medication or medical supplies
  • To buy groceries
  • To provide care for minors, seniors and persons with disabilities or vulnerabilities

For the latest updates on Metro’s ongoing response to the public health emergency, go to our daily blog post at The Source.

Heightened cleanliness

Metro has strengthened its cleaning regimens at Union Station and major transit hubs. This includes more focus on cleaning high-contact surfaces such as handrails, elevator call buttons and TAP vending machines. We will continue to clean buses and trains at least once daily with EPA-approved disinfectants.

Metro has begun installing sanitation stations and hand sanitizer dispensers at major transit stops and stations to allow riders to wash their hands, one of the best safeguards against the COVID-19 virus. 

Social Distancing

We ask riders to do their best to spread out, staying at least six feet from others.

Face Coverings

Metro requires riders to wear cloth face coverings or masks, unless you have a health condition or disability that prevents you from wearing one. Please note that face coverings do not replace other public hygiene or physical distancing practices.

Tips on Staying Healthy

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water. Hand washing tips from the CDC are here.
  • Stay home.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue.
  • Practice a rigorous and regular cleaning schedule for frequently touched surfaces, such as cell phones and computers. 

More Information

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

LA County Department of Public Health