Metrolinx reminds customers to wear face masks on trains and buses as people start receiving coronavirus vaccines

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Metrolinx reminds customers to wear face masks on trains and buses as people start receiving coronavirus vaccines


Metrolinx reminds customers to continue to wear masks and follow all public health guidelines while using their transit services, even if they have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Anne Marie Aikins, spokesperson for the transit agency, said customers did not wear face masks or face masks during transit, including on GO buses, trains and UP Express because they think they don’t need it after getting a shot at the deadly disease.

“We’re exhausted and they think this is an opportunity to throw the mask off and they don’t have to worry and that’s not true. Public health officials tell us we need to maintain all of our same public health measures, ”Aikins told CP24 on Saturday.

On average, 90% of Metrolinx customers adhere to public health recommendations and wear masks when traveling, Aikins said.

However, with more people getting vaccinated across the province, Aikins said some clients don’t realize they need to continue following health guidelines even if they are fully vaccinated.

“We have to remind them that until we’re all fully vaccinated, and it’s two vaccinations, we have to keep wearing our masks and washing our hands, and all these other things that we’ve been doing,” he said. she declared.

As he attended the opening of a new TTC bus garage in Scarborough on Saturday, Mayor John Tory reiterated Aikin’s recall and said people must continue to follow public health guidelines as the city is still in a “somewhat precarious state of health”.

“People need to remember that getting the vaccine doesn’t mean you are instantly safe from all the dangers of this virus,” Tory said.

“People should continue to wear their masks on public transport and everywhere else, they quite frankly can, because only by doing this and following all public health rules on an ongoing basis until that healthcare professionals tell us the pandemic is over. wear a mask.

The Ontario Ministry of Health reported 593 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto on Saturday, up from 478 cases a day ago.

As of Saturday morning, more than 349,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Toronto.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines allowing fully immune people to forgo masks and physical distancing in certain scenarios.

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