RTA To Require All Passengers To Wear Face Coverings

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The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority is rolling in new regulations for riding public transportation.

On Wednesday, the RTA announced that all riders would be required to wear a face covering beginning on May 1st following the CDC's recommendation.

Officials say the face covering has to cover the rider's mouth and nose, and riders are still required to abide by social distancing standards even with the coverings.

The RTA also encourages riders to only use public transit for essential travel for the time being as well such as the grocery store, workplaces and healthcare facilities.

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