On Monday, the STM (Société de transport de Montréal) will begin handing out 235,000 reusable face coverings, an operation that will be carried out until the end of June.
The public transit network says the face coverings will be handed out in the métro’s busiest stations and in areas that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
The face coverings handouts will begin on Monday, May 25.
- See also:
“It is strongly recommended that you wear face coverings on public transit and in all situations where it is not possible to maintain a sufficient physical distance from others,” states the STM website. “Covering your face should, therefore, be added to other precautions you take, such as cough etiquette and hygiene rules, to stop the spread of the virus.”
[Let’s take care of each other] ❣️🚇✔️ Starting Monday, we will start giving out reusable face coverings at multiple métro stations. Let us remind you that wearing a face covering is strongly suggested when traveling by bus or by métro.
— STM (@stminfo) May 22, 2020
The STM warns that the masks are not of the surgical variety and says the face coverings “will not protect you from the COVID-19 virus.”
Here’s which stations will be handing out masks, as of May 25:
- De l’Église
- Du Collège
We’ll keep you covered with more details about face mask distributions for the week of June 1 when more details trickle down.