Riding on transit is just as safe as being indoors in other public places in San Francisco! Here are steps you can take to best protect yourself and others while on public transportation.
Wear a mask
Masks are still strongly recommended, but not required, on public transit and in stations. Masking is an especially good way to protect you against COVID-19 infection. Masks are still helpful even if others are not wearing masks. Read about which types of masks are best.
Some transit agencies may require mask-wearing. Make sure that you follow agency requirements. Always bring a mask with you in case you need it.
Be up-to-date on vaccination
Get vaccinated as soon as you can, and get boosted as soon as you are eligible.SFMTA provides free transportation to COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
Stay home if you have COVID-19
Know when you should be more careful
Increase your protection
You can also:
- Open windows in the transit vehicle whenever possible.
- Wash your hands with soap and water before you leave, and when you arrive. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth until you’ve washed your hands. If you do not have soap and water, use hand sanitizer.
Find out more
- For travel outside of the Bay Area, read the CDC’s guidance for travel during COVID-19.
- All Aboard Bay Area Transit
- American Public Transit Association: COVID-19 Resource Hub