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Metro Is Taking Steps to Keep You Safe

Metro is here to help, for essential travel only. Beginning Monday, May 11, Metro will require all riders on buses and trains to wear face coverings to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

During this difficult time, we ask riders to keep a social distance of 6 feet from others as much as possible, wear a face covering, and avoid riding Metro if you feel sick. 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

With many people staying home from work, there is more room on our buses and trains. We ask riders to do their best to spread out, staying at least six feet from others.

Face Coverings

Metro asks riders to wear cloth face coverings or masks, as recommended by health officials. 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