Masks required on public transit in Hamilton starting this week

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The city is reminding residents that, starting Monday, June 22, HSR customers will be expected to wear a non-medical mask.

A mask is required while riding the bus, taking DARTS and using TRANSCAB, according to the city.

In keeping with recommendations from the province, an exception will be made for anyone who is unable to remove a non-medical mask without help, children under the age of two, and people who have difficulty breathing due to issues not related to COVID-19.

However, it’s not a mandatory requirement, as the city says that HSR will not deny anyone a ride.

Earlier this month, the director of Hamilton’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Paul Johnson, said: “[Wearing a mask] is a requirement we hope people will adhere to,” noting that operators will not be asking for doctor’s notes or proof of a medical condition.

More information can be found at the city’s website.

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