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Help reduce the spread of COVID‑19:
Use transit for essential trips only during the provincial stay-at-home order

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Help reduce the spread of COVID‑19:
Use transit for essential trips only during the provincial stay-at-home order

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.

Working together with OPH and the City of Ottawa’s Office of Emergency Management, we proactively track and quickly respond to incidents of COVID-19 among OC Transpo staff.

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


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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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Use OC Transpo to get to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

If you have a scheduled appointment to get your COVID-19 vaccine, OC Transpo can get you there! Use the Travel Planner to plan your trip to any of the community clinics located across the city.

Please check Ottawa Public Health for information and updates on the COVID‑19 vaccine and distribution plan.

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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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OC Transpo first Canadian transit agency to join APTA’s Health and Safety Commitments Program

OC Transpo is the first Canadian transit agency to join the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) "Health and Safety Commitments Program," the public transportation industry’s overarching pledge to passengers that public transit systems are taking all the necessary measures to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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What we’re doing to keep you safer

June 1

To prepare for increased ridership and normal seasonal service levels, the following health and safety measures will be in place by Monday, June 15:

  • Mandatory cloth masks for customers and employees
  • Protective shields
  • Front-door boarding
  • Pay at the front
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers at stations

Our goal is to keep our customers and employees as safe as possible.

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Hand sanitizer dispensers are being installed in all Line 1 stations

April 22

Hand sanitizer dispensers are being installed in all Line 1 stations this week for customers who continue to use transit for essential purposes.