Greyhound, America’s largest bus company, will next make a radical change, with all passengers required to wear masks starting May 13,media reported. The company announced the news On Wednesday, a move that it said could slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Children under 2 years of age and passengers who are unable to wear masks for medical reasons will not be subject to the new rules.
Greyhound cites an explanation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that wearing a mask can slow the spread of the virus from unsuspecting people.
In addition to the mask rules, the company says it cleans buses thoroughly after each trip and uses ozone oxidation technology to kill viruses and bacteria.
Greyhound is understood to be the latest among many transportation companies that require passengers to wear masks, after several companies, including JetBlue, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, already made the rule.