The CDC and the TSA have published and updated guidance for team drivers regarding when and where a mask should be worn. This guidance isn’t all inclusive for all team operations, but it does provide some guardrails for staying safe.
Highlights to know
- CDC has issued an Order requiring face masks to be worn by all travelers—including all personnel operating the conveyance—while on public transportation.
- Recent CDC guidance expands the exemptions for solo drivers to include driving teams from the same household.
- Team drivers are not required to wear a mask in the cab of a commercial motor vehicle if the vehicle’s occupants live in the same household or are the only people in the vehicle.
- Per the FTA, transit operators are considered a public conveyance, and fall under the CDC’s order that requires all travelers wear a mask for the duration of travel.
- Transit employees are required to wear a mask unless covered under an exemption, even if separated from others by a protective barrier.
- If wearing a mask creates a risk to workplace health, safety or job duty as determined by the relevant workplace safety guidelines or Federal regulations, that person is not required to wear a mask. (The CDC is expected to issue additional guidance regarding such exemptions.)