FRA Mask Emergency Order Expires

The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) mask emergency order requiring facial coverings in railroad operations has now expired. All Union Pacific employees are expected to comply with the railroad’s updated Facial Covering Policy.

In High Community Level locations, all employees and contractors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear appropriate facial coverings or masks while working indoors in public spaces, company vehicles and locomotives across UP’s system. Employees should monitor their local community level by frequently checking this CDC map.

COVID-19 variants are still spreading throughout the U.S. Please continue to be mindful of keeping yourself and those around you healthy. Employees with high-risk conditions or who have contact with people with high-risk conditions should talk to their health care provider about whether they need to wear a mask or take other precautions if in Medium or Low Community Level areas.