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Masks still required on public transit

Despite widened relaxation on protective-mask guidelines, restrictions remain firmly in place for at least one facet of everyday life: public transportation.

On June 30, Gov. Kate Brown ended many of the Oregon’s COVID-19 regulations. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still requires masks for anyone traveling by bus, train, or other means due to the continued risk of contraction within close quarters.

(The order has been in effect since January 21, with the Transportation Security Administration then implementing it through a security directive. The TSA has since ext...