The TTC announced on Wednesday that face coverings will become mandatory for all TTC employees.
On Thursday, September 17, masks are required for anyone on TTC property, both indoors and outdoors. The new rule will apply to all employees and operators even when they are operating vehicles or behind protective barriers.
The move is a response to rising COVID numbers in the province and the city of Toronto.
Mandatory face coverings have been in place for TTC customers since July 2. TTC employees were exempt from the original rule as long as they were behind protective barriers or in certain designated areas.
“We need to be vigilant in our actions to keep each other safe as we go to work, send our kids back to school, and spend more time inside as cooler weather arrives,” says TTC Chief Safety Officer Betty Hasserjain in a Wednesday release.
As #TTC ridership increases (and COVID-19 cases in the province rise), face coverings will be mandatory for our employees on the job and on property starting tomorrow. One more step we're taking to keep operations as safe as possible for customers and staff. pic.twitter.com/eseGkbaI4M
— TTCStuart (@TTCStuart) September 16, 2020