Public Announcements

Transportation Security Administration requires proper wearing of face masks at all times

RIDER ALERT

Federal law requires individuals to wear a mask when traveling on public transportation. 

Masks must completely cover the nose and mouth of the wearer. The use of face shields alone is not sufficient, but can be used in addition to a mask. Passengers without a mask may be denied entry, boarding, or continued transport. Failure to comply with the mask requirement can result in civil penalties. 

See the Transportation Security Administration's announcement for more information.

The safety of our riders, our operators, and our community is our highest priority. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.



The following are attributes of masks needed to fulfill the requirements of the federal order. This section will be updated to reflect CDC guidance as needed:

  • A properly worn mask completely covers the nose and mouth. 
  • Cloth masks should be made with two or more layers of a breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source). 
  • Mask should be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head. If gaiters are worn, they should have two layers of fabric or be folded to make two layers. 
  • Mask should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face. 
  • Mask should be a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves, or punctures. 

The following attributes are additionally acceptable as long as masks meet the requirements above:

  • Masks can be either manufactured or homemade. 
  • Masks can be reusable or disposable. 
  • Masks can have inner filter pockets. 
  • Clear masks or cloth masks with a clear plastic panel may be used to facilitate communication with people who are hearing impaired or others who need to see a speaker’s mouth to understand speech. 
  • Medical masks and N-95 respirators fulfill the requirements of the Order. 

The following DO NOT fulfill the requirements of the Order.

  • Masks worn in a way that does not cover both the mouth and nose 
  • Face shields or goggles (face shields or goggles may be worn to supplement a mask that meets above required attributes)
  • Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, or bandannas 
  • Shirt or sweater collars (e.g., turtleneck collars) pulled up over the mouth and nose. 
  • Masks made from loosely woven fabric or that are knitted, i.e., fabrics that let light pass through 
  • Masks made from materials that are hard to breathe through (such as vinyl, plastic or leather) 
  • Masks containing slits, exhalation valves, or punctures 
  • Masks that do not fit properly (large gaps, too loose or too tight) 

Additional guidance on the use of masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 is available on CDC’s website.


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The Orange County Transit Plan 2020 is under development. Check out the project's website for details about the planning process and how you can get involved, http://octransit2020.com/..

A Virtual Transit Summit was held October 1, 2020 to identity priorities and goals for the plan. Visit octransit2020.com/project-updates/ for the meeting recording, presentation materials, summary, and more.

  1. Public Comment Information
  2. Instrucciones para Comentario Público


Orange County Board of Commissioners' meetings and work sessions are available via live streaming video at orangecountync.gov/967/Meeting-Videos and Orange County Gov-TV on channels 1301 or 97.6 (Spectrum Cable)


Public Comment – Written 

(for Items not on the Agenda, Agenda Items and Public Hearings)

 

Members of the public may provide written public comment by submitting it to the ocbocc@orangecountync.gov email address by 3:00 PM on the afternoon of the meeting. 

 

When submitting the comment, include the following: 

  • The date of the meeting
  • The agenda item (example: 6-a) you wish to comment on 
  • Your name, address, email and phone number

 

The Orange County Board of Commissioners, County Manager, County Attorney and Clerk to the Board, will be copied on all of the emails that are submitted. 

 

Public Comment – Verbal 

(for Items not on the Agenda, Agenda Items and Public Hearings)

 

Members of the public will be asked to contact the Clerk to the Board using the email address ocpubliccomment@orangecountync.gov no later than 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting and indicate they wish to speak during the meeting. 

 

When submitting the request to speak, include the following: 

  • The date of the meeting
  • The agenda item (example: 6-a) you wish to speak on 
  • Your name, address, email and phone number
  • The phone number must be the number you plan to call in from if participating by phone 

Prior to the meeting, speakers will be emailed a participant link to be able to make comments during the live meeting. Speakers may use a computer (with camera and/or microphone) or phone to make comments.  Speakers using the phone for comments must use the provided PIN/Password number. 

 

The public speaker’s audio and video will be muted until the BOCC gets to the respective agenda item(s). Individuals who have pre-registered will then be brought into the public portion of the meeting one at a time.

 

If a member of the public encounters any concerns prior to or during the meeting related to speaking, please contact Greg Wilder at 919-245-2314.

 

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