The TTC is handing out free face masks at multiple subway stations on Thursday.
According to TTC spokesperson Stuart Green, TTC COVID Ambassadors will be handing out single use masks at Union, Spadina, Eglinton, Yonge/Bloor, Woodbine, St George, Kipling, Keele, Finch, Sheppard, West Eglinton, and West Kennedy stations in the morning.
And, in the afternoon, they will be handed out at, Spadina, Union, Eglinton, Yonge/Bloor, Kennedy, St George, Kipling, Keele, and Finch stations.
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But if you you forgot yours, #TTC COVID Ambassadors will have some single use masks available at the following locations today…1/2
— TTCStuart (@TTCStuart) July 16, 2020
On June 29, Green said that the TTC had 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.”
At the time, Green also said that hand sanitizer dispensers are on most streetcars now, and will be on all of them soon.
On July 2, it became mandatory for customers and TTC staff to wear cloth masks or face coverings when travelling and transit riders will be able to board buses through both the front and rear doors.
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.