Two of the primary methods of transportation from mainland Ohio to the Lake Erie islands will begin requiring masks for all passengers.
Jet Express, which services Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, and Cedar Point, as well as Miller Ferry, which services Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, will require passengers aboard their vessels to wear a mask or face covering.
The companies strongly encourage passengers to bring their own masks, but will have masks available for purchase for $1 at ticket windows.
Masks are not required for passengers inside their vehicle on the Miller Ferry, but vehicles must be turned off while on board the ferries.
On the docks and island ports, masks are not required so long as social distancing measures are followed, but they are strongly recommended.
Children ages 6 and younger exempt from the mask policies of Miller Ferry and Jet Express. People with disabilities, mental health conditions, or medical conditions which would restrict the ability to wear a mask are also exempt from the policy.
“Your cooperation is appreciated as we do our best to keep our employees, customers and residents safe,” a Miller Ferry representative said in a statement.
Miller Ferry’s policy will go into effect starting Wednesday, July 8.
“We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we do our best to provide a safe and clean ride to the island,” a representative for Jet Express said.
The policy for Jet Express goes into effect Tuesday, July 7.
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