It is now mandatory for TTC operators to wear masks at all times, as a spike in COVID-19 cases has been noticed in Toronto.
As of September 17, face coverings or masks are mandatory in all shared TTC spaces, both indoors and outdoors, a strict rule which now applies to operators when they are behind the protective barrier or in the cab, according to the TTC.
“The TTC is introducing further protective measures for its employees in response to the increase in ridership, reopening of schools, and the inevitable resurgence of COVID-19 infections in our community,” said Betty Hasserjian, acting Chief Safety Officer.
“We need to be vigilant in our actions to keep each other safe as we go to work, send our kids back to school, and spend more time inside as cooler weather arrives.”
This news comes after reports of several TTC employees testing positive for coronavirus, and more buses have been scheduled to run during peak hours.
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The TTC is reminding people that wearing a mask (it must cover your nose, mouth, and chin) is required at all times.