Wear Masks on the Bus: Ministry of Health

Posted On Thursday May 28, 2020

Cornwall Transit is encouraging passengers to wear facial coverings.

On May 15, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care issued a memo advising transit agencies to encourage patrons to wear masks on the bus.

Wearing a face covering is especially important in situations where 2 metres physical distancing is not possible. Passengers should also wash or sanitize their hands before and after taking the bus.

Cornwall Transit understands not all passengers can or should wear masks, especially young children and people with difficulty breathing.

“We are making every effort to ensure passengers can ride the bus safely,” said Transit Manager Len Tapp. “The health and safety of operators is also top of mind – wearing a mask when possible is good for all of us.”

Transit has also taken steps to ensure passengers can ride the bus safely:

  1. ­­Increasing sanitizing practices, including cleaning high-touch areas several times weekly.
  2. Setting up barriers around the transit operator.
  3. Asking passengers to board by the rear of the bus.
  4. Not collecting fares to ensure passengers and operators can maintain a safe distance from each other.
  5. Placing hand sanitizer dispensers on all buses.

“I’m confident that our team at Cornwall Transit has gone above and beyond to ensure we can continue offering bus service safely,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “Transit staff were among the first to face and adjust to pandemic precautions. Their abundance of caution means essential travel by bus is still possible during the pandemic.”

Transit Route Adjustments – use the Transit app to track your bus’s location:

  • Monday to Friday:
    • Every 60 minutes from 6:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
    • Every 30 minutes from 10:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    • Every 60 minutes from 6:15 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
    • Saturday: every 60 minutes from 6:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

­­­­Visit www.Cornwall.ca/transit-covid for more information, or call 613-930-2636.

phone icon Contact Us