The TTC has started handing out free face masks to transit users.
On Monday, TTC’s Stuart Green said that the TTC has begun distributing its one million face masks around the transit system. Adding that tweezers are being used to hand them out.
While sharing information on Twitter, Green said that “we are going out to the busiest routes and bus passengers arriving at some stations will receive them too. They are single use and we recommend customers make their own.”
Green also said that hand sanitizer dispensers are on most streetcars now, and will be on all of them soon.
Starting Thursday, July 2, customers and TTC staff must wear cloth masks or face coverings when travelling and transit riders will be able to board buses through both the front and rear doors.
Things are looking a little different on the #TTC these days. Hand sanitizer dispensers on most streetcars now (all of them soon) and our 1 million mask distribution around the system (yes, tweezers are being used) starts today. pic.twitter.com/B3Q8jSbnq3
— TTCStuart (@TTCStuart) June 29, 2020
It’s important to note that there are exceptions to the mandatory mask policy.
Any child under the age of two, people with underlying medical conditions that inhibit the ability to wear a mask, persons who are unable to place or remove the mask on their own, and TTC employees who are in designated TTC areas that are not public spaces will not be required to wear the covering.
Additionally, accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code will also be considered.