Riders are still required to wear a face mask or covering on public transit for the duration of the trip. This also applies to fully vaccinated riders.
Review these safety tips so you know how to commute with care when traveling by bike, scooter, public transit, or carpool.
Don’t wait, vaccinate! Every DC resident age 12 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. No appointment needed. Find a vaccination site near you.
Everyone needs to do their part to keep our community healthy and safe as we make our way toward pandemic recovery. Review the District’s commitments to help you commute with care and ride public transportation with confidence.
For more information, please review Mayor Bowser’s Phase Two: Guidance for Public Transit.
DC Circulator’s mission is to deliver affordable, comfortable, and efficient bus service that connects people to business, culture, and entertainment throughout the District. To support this mission, the DC Circulator has implemented transit safety policies to keep riders safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond.
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DC Streetcar is taking critical steps to ensure a safe and healthy passenger experience.
Metro has pledged to follow all public health guidelines and protecting riders with regular cleaning and disinfecting and continues to actively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, taking all appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of its frontline colleagues, customers, and the community. In doing so, they’ve earned the Health & Safety Commitment seal from the American Public Transportation Association.
Metro has worked to be as transparent as possible in providing specific details on their COVID-19 cases. Public reporting has been streamlined to provide a continually updated snapshot of case numbers.
Air completely refreshes every 3 minutes on Metrorail cars.
Every Metrobus is equipped with automatic passenger counters to track crowding.
Bus driver operator shields have been installed on all DC Circulator and Metro buses.
Transit Safety Tips
Even though DC has reopened, the entire community must adopt new behaviors and rigorous safeguards to reduce risk for all. Riders and transit employees are required to wear a face mask or covering at all times when using public transportation.