COVID-19 Updates


Federal Mask Requirement for Transit in Place Through Jan. 18, 2022

The Capital Area Transit System is requiring all passengers to wear a mask onboard vehicles in compliance with federal requirement and for the safety of both our operators and passengers. To learn more about the executive order, click here. 

CATS routes are operational, and social distancing measures stay in place with max occupancy of 16 passengers at a time.

Maintenance and facility crews have intensified their cleaning and disinfecting efforts. All vehicles are deep cleaned twice daily and “spot” cleaning is happening throughout the day. Common areas at the CATS Terminal and administrative offices are also being cleaned multiple times daily.

Operators have been provided hand sanitizer, gloves, and are equipped with disinfecting spray to use throughout their shifts.

More information on CATS services and efforts during COVID-19 can be found on the CATS website or by calling the CATS Customer Care Center at 225.389.8282. Updates are shared on CATS social media channels: Facebook – CATSBR, Twitter - @btrcats, and Instagram - @btr_cats.





 COVID-19 Resources:

Baton Rouge Area Chamber Indicator Dashboard 

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome/Red Stick Ready:
Governor Edwards Statewide Stay at Home Order:
May 11, 2020: 
Governor John Bel Edwards:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
NBC33/Fox44 News:
WAFB News:


Governor John Bel Edwards Proclamations regarding COVID-19