For the first seven weeks of the coronavirus crisis, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had balked at requiring masks, saying enforcing the rule on the vast system would not be practical.

Now, Metro requires masks for all drivers and passengers. The policy change follows criticism from Metro bus drivers, who said the lack of masks on board made them scared for their health and for the well-being of essential workers on board.

LA Times Staff Writer Laura Nelson stopped by LA Times Today with the latest.

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