20 May 2021

South Shore Line Mask Requirement - Updated May 2021

South Shore News

South Shore Line passengers are advised that federal mask orders remain in effect mandating the use of masks or face coverings for all SSL passengers and employees.

The SSL, along with other public transportation entities, continues to abide by federal orders put forth by the Transportation Security Administration effective Feb. 1, 2021 until Sept. 13, 2021, as well as the Federal Railroad Administrations Emergency Order Requiring Face Mask Use in Railroad Operations.The directives require the use of masks in all SSL stations and onboard trains throughout Indiana and Illinois. SSL employees will continue to strictly enforce the mandate, and passengers who do not comply with the mask mandate will be subject to removal from trains.

If a passenger is in need of a mask, the SSL will continue to provide masks free of charge. Passengers are reminded that social distancing on trains and at stations is recommended when possible.

Pursuant to the TSA orders, certain passengers are exempt from the mask mandate, including passengers with medical/health issues and children under the age of two (2).