Ottawa’s transit service making face masks mandatory for staff and passengers

Ottawa’s transit service making face masks mandatory for staff and passengers
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OTTAWA —
Transit riders in Ottawa will need to wear a face mask to board OC Transpo buses and the O-Train starting June 15.

Mandatory masks for passengers and staff is one of eight “health and safety measures” OC Transpo is implementing to reduce the risk of infection and keep customers and employees safe during the pandemic.  The plan will be presented to the Transit Commission during a special meeting on Monday.

“The Service Recovery Plan places the safety of our riders and employees first. The move to mandatory masks will be challenging, but necessary for passenger and employee safety,” said Allan Hubley, Transit Commission Chair.  

The report says, “As ridership increases with the reopening of the economy, it will not be possible to maintain…



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