As we move forward through COVID-19

COVID-19 is a temporary situation and we will get through it ... Together!

For COVID-19 changes within Parking and Transportation, please link to the topic of interest below.

Parking and Shuttles


Please note:

  1. Due to the impact of COVID-19, there are no annual parking permits available during the academic year 2020-2021.  Daily, weekly, monthly, and semester parking options are available.  Please see for details.
  2. No West Campus permits will be sold for Spring 2021; no West Campus shuttle running.

Mason Shuttles

Dividers between seats to assist with social distancing.








  • Shuttle service for Spring 2021 begins on Monday, January 25. Only the Fairfax/SciTech and Gunston Mason routes will be running during Spring 2021.  All other routes are not running until further notice.
  • To travel to Vienna Metro, please use the CUE bus which remains on its regular schedule with departures from Rappahannock River Lane. For scheduling information, please visit

For current information for each route, please visit

  • Please note:
    • All passengers and drivers on Mason Shuttles will wear a face covering or have a University exemption. No exceptions.
    • Seating has been reduced to 50 percent. This means a shuttle that would normally hold 32 people will now be full at 15-16 people (depending on configuration).  This is for your safety.
    • Allow significant extra time to get to your destination.
    • Keep a minimum of 6’ between passengers when waiting for shuttles.
    • Wear clothing for the weather, carry an umbrella.

Vehicles – Owned or Shared  – Bikes, Cars, Scooters, Skateboards (or anything else)

  • Be prepared to sanitize your vehicle whether you own it or share it
    • Anything left sitting out can become contaminated
    • Disinfect anything you touch - door handles, steering wheel, handlebars, seats, lock, etc.
  • Take your trash with you or dispose of properly; please do not litter.


  • Be mindful of social distancing at bike racks when parking/retrieving your bike.
  • Wear gloves, wash hands, or use hand sanitizer after using bike pumps/fix-it stations.
  • Be prepared to sanitize your bike's high touch areas (e.g. handles, brakes).


  • Mason supports carpools not exceeding two people for 2020-21.
    • Carpool Zone (no application required)
    • Formal carpool programs (application required)
  • Be prepared to sanitize your vehicle whether you own it or share it.
  • Disinfect anything you touch - door handles, steering wheel, controls, etc.
  • The application for formal carpool programs have moved to an online format

Motor Pool

Patriot Lift

  • MASKS or face covering required for duration of the ride.  Mask or face covering should cover mouth and nose.
    • Mask/face covering requirement does not apply to persons with health/medical conditions that prohibit wearing a mask/face covering. Exception must be approved by the Office of Disability Services (students) or the Office of Compliance, Diversity, & Ethics (faculty/staff).
  • Passengers are required to wear a seat belt and sit in the back of the golf cart per COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.
  • Multiple passengers must sit one per row on alternative sides of the golf cart.
  • Patriot Lift for visitors to Mason has been suspended until further notice

Scooters (Pilot)

  • Be mindful of social distancing when parking/retrieving a scooter.
  • Follow CDC and scooter vendor guidance on their use.
  • For more information on the scooter pilot underway through 12/31/2021, please visit Shared Mobility

State Vehicle

If you use a state car, van, or golf cart, you must follow specific guidelines.

  • A vehicle with one row of seating used for a trip of less than 10 minutes can have two occupants (driver and passenger) with the windows of the vehicle open during the drive. Occupants must wear masks.
  • A vehicle with one row of seats used for a drive longer than 10 minutes can have one occupant (driver).
  • A vehicle with multiple rows of seats can have one rider per row on alternate sides of the vehicle, with the windows open during the trip. Occupants must wear masks.
  • Vehicular travel for research is limited to the driver only.
  • Disinfection of high touch surfaces (steering wheel, gearshift, door frames/handles, windows, radio/temperature dials, and seatbelt buckles) will be performed pre-and post-trip. Keys will be wiped down when they are turned in.
  • Drivers of state vehicles and golf carts found in noncompliance will be prohibited from using vehicles.
  • In the event that a person sick with COVID-19 had been identified as the operator of a state vehicle or golf cart, it will be taken out of service and disinfected per CDC guidelines.


  • You will know (or get to know) who you are riding with; hold each other accountable for safe practices and cleaning the vehicle

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