MILWAUKEE -- All Milwaukee County Transit System bus riders will be required to wear face masks beginning next month, County Executive David Crowley announced Thursday.
The new policy goes into effect on Saturday, August 1.
MCTS will encourage riders to bring their own masks. But if they don't have one, Crowley said the agency is making efforts to provide masks to riders, as long as they have a supply.
People exempt from the mask policy include the following, according to MCTS: "Children two years old or younger; anyone with a disability that makes it difficult to put on, wear, or remove a mask; anyone consistently interacting with a person who is hard of hearing and primarily relies on lip reading; anyone who has been advised by a medical professional not to wear a face mask because of personal health issues; anyone who has difficulty breathing or is incapacitated; or anyone whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face mask."