North Carolina transit system to require masks for riders

Face masks (Photo: MGN)

HIGH POINT, NC (News & Record) — One North Carolina transit system is requiring its passengers to wear masks beginning next week.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported that, starting Monday, High Point Transit passengers will have to wear protective masks or face coverings. A news release from the city said the mask must cover passengers’ noses and mouths.

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Passengers without a face covering will be given a disposable mask. The city said that while High Point Transit will continue to operate fare-free until further notice, passengers must have an intended destination.