CAT mask mandate extended to Jan. 18

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Chatham Area Transit will continue to require passengers in CAT vehicles to wear masks next year to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, as required by the Transportation Security Administration.

This week, the TSA confirmed that the federal requirement for face masks on all transportation networks, including local public transport, will be extended through mid-January.

CAT customers without a mask can request this from an operator.

The extension comes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Chatham County due to the Delta variant and hesitant vaccination. Although no vaccine is 100% effective, those who are vaccinated are less likely to contract the virus, and symptoms are often mild and the chance of hospitalization is low.

To get more people vaccinated, CAT is hosting a free vaccination clinic next week at the Joe Murray Rivers Jr. Intermodal Transit Center, 610 W. Oglethorpe Avenue. The JC Lewis Primary Health Care Center pop-up clinic will be in the transit center from 9am to 12pm on August 25th. Both Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines are offered. No appointments are necessary.

For more information on the vaccine, visit the Coastal Health District website at https://covid19.gachd.org/.

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