STOCKTON – As part of Amtrak and Amtrak San Joaquins ongoing commitment to protect customers and front-line employees in response to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning on May 11 Amtrak and Amtrak San Joaquins is requiring that all customers in stations, on trains and thruway buses wear facial coverings.
This new policy will require customers wear a facial covering over their nose and mouth while in stations, on trains and thruway buses. Facial coverings can be removed when customers are eating in designated areas, or seated alone or with a travel companion in their own pair of seats. Small children who are not able to maintain a facial covering are exempt from this requirement.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of simple cloth facial coverings or masks to slow the spread of the virus and prevent transmission. Customers must supply their own facial covering. Customers can go to CDC.gov for detailed instructions on how to make their own facial covering.
Amtrak and Amtrak San Joaquins continues to take extra steps to sanitize stations and trains. Additional measures include the following:
Cancellation and Change Fee waivers are extended to August 31, 2020
Amtrak continues to evaluate current practices and pilot new opportunities to support personal safety.
Visit Amtrak.com for more information about how Amtrak is maintaining a safe environment.