RideKC to hand out masks Tuesday

RideKC will be at high ridership transit centers andbus stops on Tuesday, June 30, to provide riders with thousands of free reusable cotton masks.

Under a new mask order from Kansas City, Missouri, face coverings are required on RideKC buses and on the KC Streetcar. In Wyandotte County, a mask order goes into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

RideKC will give away masks at these locations on Tuesday:

• Boardwalk Transit Center 6-8:30 a.m.
• Grand at 12th, 9-11 a.m.
• 31st and Prospect, 9-11 a.m.
• 10th and Main, 9-10:30 a.m.
• 47th and State Ave., KCK, 9-11 a.m.

Similar mask orders will be going into effect on Friday, July 3, throughout the state of Kansas.

“Safety is our top priority,” said Robbie Makinen, KCATA CEO. “This public health crisis requires flexibility on the part of our riders and our operators. It is a small step to take to ensure the health of everyone.”

RideKC received the masks from the Federal Transit Administration for distribution to customers. Research has shown that wearing a cloth mask or other face covering helps prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially when social distancing may be difficult. These masks can help keep area residents and employees healthy.

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