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COVID-19

With the reopening of the economy, transit ridership will increase. We've been working closely with Ottawa Public Health to develop a recovery plan to keep customers and staff as safe as possible. Wearing cloth masks, enhanced cleaning schedules, and protective shields for operators are some of the ways we'll keep everyone safer as we return to normal service.

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


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New Case of COVID-19

August 11

Last night, we received confirmation that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19.

We are working alongside Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and are conducting contact tracing of individuals who have, or may have been, in close contact with the employee.

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New Case of COVID-19

August 10

Today, we received confirmation that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19.

We are working alongside Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and are conducting contact tracing of individuals who have, or may have been, in close contact with the employee.

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Update: Masks on transit

When masks became mandatory in all stations and OC Transpo vehicles, OC Transpo began giving out free masks to help smooth the transition. Based on your feedback, we'll continue to distribute free masks until the end of July.

Between July 13 to 17, the United Way East Ontario also sold masks at some of our busier stations. The proceeds are helping to provide masks to those most vulnerable in our city.

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Rideau Customer Service Centre reopened

Our Customer Service Centre in the Rideau Centre is now open with reduced hours.

New temporary hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm
  • Sundays, 11 am to 6 pm

Please keep your distance from other customers while waiting or avoid the line by using:

Applications for discounted fares can be submitted by mail or fax.

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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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Thank you for wearing a mask

June 22

During the first week that masks were required on OC Transpo over 90% of our customers wore masks.

Thank you for continuing to make transit safer for everyone.

Video: Thank You | OC Transpo Return to Service

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Cloth masks on transit: Frequently Asked Questions

Starting June 15, everyone is required to wear a cloth mask before entering a station, shelter, or boarding an OC Transpo vehicle. Some exceptions apply.

We’re answering your most frequently asked questions about taking transit with a mask.

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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
  • One customer per trip on Para Transpo

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

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New Case of COVID-19

May 29

Today, we received confirmation that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working alongside Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and are conducting contact tracing of individuals who have, or may have been, in close contact with the employee.

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New case of COVID-19

May 11

Today, we received confirmation that a Building Services Attendant has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working alongside Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and are conducting contact tracing of individuals who have, or may have been, in close contact with the employee.

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EquiPass, Community, and Access discount update

May 15

If your eligibility for the EquiPass and Community Pass expired between February 1 and July 31, 2020 and you have not already renewed your discount, it will be renewed to August 15.

Access Pass discounts will not be automatically renewed. To renew your eligibility for this discount, submit a new Access Pass application.

For renewal applications that have been declined, the discount will not be renewed.

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New Case of COVID-19

April 28

Today, we received confirmation that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working alongside Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and are conducting contact tracing of individuals who have, or may have been, in close contact with the employee.

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