For the next two weeks, the STM (Société de transport de Montréal) will continue to hand over 300,000 reusable face masks throughout its network, an operation that began at the start of June.
The public transit network says the face coverings will be given away in the metro’s busiest stations and in areas that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
“Face coverings are now mandatory on public transit for clients aged 12 years and over,” states the STM website. “We will again be handing out reusable face coverings on the territory of the island of Montréal as of Monday, July 13.”
The STM warns that the masks are not of the surgical variety and says the face coverings must be washed before being used for the first time and that they “will not protect you from the COVID-19 virus.”
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Here’s which stations will be handing out face masks throughout the week, from today until July 17. They’ll be distributed between 3 and 6 pm.
On July 18, distribution will occur from 2 to 5 pm at Berri-UQAM, Côte-Vertu, Guy-Concordia, Jean-Talon, Peel, and McGill stations.
[Distribution of face coverings] 🚇😷 Today, we are starting a new phase of reusable face coverings distribution throughout our network. Check out this week’s schedule here ⏩ https://t.co/19KaGXo0Nh pic.twitter.com/tWL7MTzQGN
— STM (@stminfo) July 13, 2020
The transit network says all of its stations are now equipped with contactless hand sanitizer that dispenses disinfectant in 20 seconds — great for riders on the move.