Bay Area transit agencies adopting vaccination policies for employees

Masked Muni Driver
Noah Berger

Bay Area transit operators are working to keep riders and its workers safe. A federal mandate requires masks onboard, and several operators adopted vaccination policies for their workforce. Among them:

  • BART employees can earn two floating paid holidays by providing proof of vaccination by Sept. 15.
  • Muni's workforce must be vaccinated no later than 10 weeks after full FDA approval, per the City and County of San Francisco's policy. The policy allows for medical and religious exemptions.
  • Caltrain and SamTrans employees must provide their vaccination records or submit to twice-weekly testing starting Sept. 21.
  • SMART and Golden Gate Transit require new hires to provide proof of vaccination. No policy exists for current employees for either operator, but SMART signaled they will adopt a policy one this year.


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