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Ottawa Public Health strongly encourages use of masks on transit

Mother and child wearing masks aboard the O-Train

The Province of Ontario has announced the provincial mask requirement on public transit will end on Saturday, June 11. Ottawa Public Health continues to strongly encourage everyone to wear masks on buses, trains, Para Transpo minibuses and taxis, and in stations and shelters. OC Transpo continues to follow public health advice.

We understand this will be a significant change for both customers and employees. As we adjust to this situation, we ask everyone to be kind and respectful of one another.

Starting June 11, we will begin to remove signage indicating the mask requirement from all vehicles and property. You may see some signs in the following days, as it will take some time to completely remove all signs.

How we continue to keep you safe

Air in buses and trains is exchanged every 1-2 minutes. In addition, health and safety practices introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue:

  • Enhanced daily cleaning of all vehicles and stations
  • Providing hand sanitizer at O-Train stations and most Transitway stations
  • Touch-free and online fare payment options
  • Sharing public health messaging to encourage safe behaviour in public transit spaces