As the snow continues to blanket the region, it is high time we finally discuss a rather heated issue.
Long-time transportation reporter Mike Lindblom at The Seattle Times offered this twish last winter:
Should the transit agencies follow the sage advice of Mr. Lindblom, or continue past practice? Choose your side.
And, no, you can’t take your mask(s) off while on board. For the safety of everyone around you (and yourself), please keep your mask(s) on. If you are sure you don’t have the virus because you don’t have symptoms, you’ve missed out on the science that many carriers are asymptomatic. Nor does getting vaccinated automatically or immediately confer upon you a 100% guarantee you can’t get COVID-19. If you just have a single standard cloth mask on, most buses have medical-style masks available to layer up with your cloth mask and help you increase your protection against spreading or breathing in the virus.
If you really need to travel, find your local transit agency’s snow info page at STB’s snow info link list.
This is a snowpen thread.