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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to change rapidly. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) acknowledges that there are essential services – including public transit – that must continue to allow the city to function. OC Transpo is working closely with Ottawa Public Health to make transit as safe as possible. Every step along the way, our priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers.

Check this page regularly for updates or follow us on Twitter @OC_Transpo.

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Masks required on transit

The provincial requirement for wearing masks on public transit has been extended to June 11. The City’s Transit By-law mask requirement remains in place. Customers and employees will need to continue to wear a mask in all:

  • Buses
  • Trains
  • Shelters
  • Stations
  • Para Transpo minibuses
  • Contracted taxis

OC Transpo continues to follow public health guidelines to keep customers safe. Please follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines. Do not take public transit if you are sick, required to isolate or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

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Cloth masks on transit

Everyone is required to wear a cloth mask before entering a station, shelter, or boarding an OC Transpo vehicle.

Ottawa Public Health recommends that residents wear cloth masks or alternatives that cover the nose and mouth while taking transit. Visit Ottawa Public Health’s website for tips about how to wear a mask properly, where to get a reusable cloth mask, and more.

Ottawa Public Health

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Feel confident riding OC Transpo

Ride with confidence throughout your trip.

From boarding the bus to exiting the fare gate, our commitment to the highest standards of health and safety is with you every step of the way.

Keep your eyes peeled for safety signs across our transit system.

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Safer door-to-door

Everyone uses public transit in their own unique way. Check out the best ways to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19 at each stage of your trip.

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