Wearing masks on public transit is a CBJ requirement, and a federal law.

February 23, 2021.

Wearing masks on public transportation & at airport is a CBJ requirement. It’s also federal law.

To prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Juneau, members of the public have long been required to wear a mask on public transportation and at the Juneau International Airport. As of last month, the rule is also a federal law. Capital Transit, CAPITAL AKcess, and the Juneau International Airport require proper wearing of face masks at all times. Failure to comply will result in denial of service on Capital Transit and CAPITAL AKcess; or removal or denial of entry at the airport.

  • You must wear a mask that has two or more layers of a breathable fabric that is tightly woven over your mouth and nose at all times when riding a Capital Transit or CAPITAL AKcess bus, at bus stops, and at transit centers; as well as at the airport.
  • The following face coverings are not authorized and are not substitutes for a double-layered mask: plastic face shields, masks with valves, ski masks, scarves, bandannas, single layer gators, loose knitted material used as a face covering, and coat cuffs.
  • Children under the age of 2 are exempt from the law, as well as those who need a medical exemption.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Order implements President Biden’s Executive Order 13998, “Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel.” The Transportation Security Administration also issued a Security Directive requiring masks.

Fore more information, contact Capital Transit at 789-6901.