Recently President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring masks be worn on all public transport.
Because of the recent executive order the OCTA is requiring masks be worn at all times on all OC Bus services. Previously it was required but drivers wouldn’t enforce the rule which annoyed most riders by the small percentage that ignored the rule.
The buses now have no mask no ride on the buses front display board as well as having prerecorded announcements onboard. In a pandemic riding on a bus which is a small enclosed space doesn’t make people feel the greatest but now at least everyone will be wearing masks.
If you don’t have a mask generally they have them available for free in a box to the left of were you pay if not sometimes the driver has some.