Mask no longer a requirement on public transportation

Mask no longer a requirement on public transportation

New York State is dropping its mask requirement on public transportation .

Masks will be encouraged but not required on buses and trains including the New York City subway system,’

Face coverings had been required on public transportation statewide since April 2020 when New York was first ravaged by the coronavirus. Compliance in the subway system was high early in the pandemic but had dropped steeply in recent months.

(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)