Ontario recommends wearing masks on public transit to curb COVID spread
TORONTO -- Ontario is recommending passengers wear masks on public transit to fight the spread of COVID-19.
It also urges commuters to practice physical distancing and hand washing, and the installation of barriers between drivers and passengers along with frequent cleanings.
Toronto Transit Commission board member Shelley Carroll says masks will be mandatory on city transit.
She also tells television station CP24 that the TTC will initially offer masks to riders who do not have one.
The mask recommendation comes as the province releases safety guidance to transit agencies as the economy reopens and people return to work.
Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney says the guidelines were designed in consultation with health and transit authorities.
The Canadian Press
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