Guelph Transit has made it mandatory to wear a mask when riding the bus
The city first began asking riders to wear a mask or face coverings while using public transit back on June 5.
Since then, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has made face coverings mandatory for anyone going to a business in its jurisdiction.
In a news release, the city says that it received a letter from the public health unit asking that face coverings be mandated for transit users.
“We’ve seen more people wearing them voluntarily; making them mandatory reinforces the latest advice from local health officials,” explains Guelph’s deputy CAO, Colleen Clack, in the release.
“Guelph is using the same approach as Hamilton, Ottawa and Toronto, and I hope that helps reassure people who may have been uncertain about using transit.”
Face coverings include a scarf, bandana or mask that covers the nose and mouth.
Riders under the age of five, or those who are developmentally around that age, don’t have to wear masks if they can’t be persuaded to by their caregiver.
Those who would have their ability to breathe inhibited are also allowed to forsake the masks, as can anyone with a medical reason not to wear one.
TAAG has resuseable masks available for sale for $6.00 each – just send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guelph Transit has a limited number of masks for free. See the on duty supervisor at Guelph Central Station for one.