Author Topic: Are Masks Now Required While Riding on Federal Roads?  (Read 964 times)

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Offline BikePacker

Are Masks Now Required While Riding on Federal Roads?
« on: January 28, 2021, 07:27:39 am »
Are Masks Now Required While Riding on Federal Roads ...
in that and to the extent that it is 'federally owned property?'
I tried to read and understand the related just released Executive Order
(I no longer have the Link)
but my average brain could not figure it out,
so I thought best to post the question herein. 
Thanks.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Are Masks Now Required While Riding on Federal Roads?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 07:34:00 am »
I read it and reread it and decided that the answer was probably no, but the language wasn't very clear.

Offline jamawani

Re: Are Masks Now Required While Riding on Federal Roads?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 04:17:55 pm »
Unless it's a road on a military base or in a national park -
All roads are "owned" by the states - even interstate highways.
(And in national parks, strict guidelines already apply.)
So if you are riding on US 101 in Oregon - Oregon regulations apply.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Are Masks Now Required While Riding on Federal Roads?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 04:53:27 pm »
(And in national parks, strict guidelines already apply.)
What are those guidelines with regard to masks while riding?  I have not read anything that clearly stated that they were required.  Some statements seemed to vaguely imply they may be required.

Offline BikePacker

Re: Are Masks Now Required While Riding on Federal Roads?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2021, 07:20:29 am »
Thx Stae and Jam.

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Are Masks Now Required While Riding on Federal Roads?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 10:22:18 am »
Read the executive order carefully. It requires compliance with CDC guidelines when on government property. There is no general mask mandate. I have never seen anything from the CDC that recommends wearing a mask when you are not in close contact with others. Just the opposite:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/participate-in-activities.html