Beginning Monday, August 24, TransLink will require all customers to wear non-medical masks or face coverings on transit vehicles.
Transit riders will be required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings Beginning Monday, August 24, TransLink will require customers to wear non-medical masks or face coverings while on board …
Beginning Monday, August 24, TransLink will require customers to wear non-medical masks or face coverings while on board transit vehicles. This step is essential to ensuring customers have confidence riding transit as British Columbia’s economy continues to reopen and more people commute around the region.
“Physical distancing is not always going to be possible on transit, particularly once more riders return to the system,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “Customer confidence is key to rebuilding ridership in the context of this pandemic and we believe this step is important to bring many of our riders back. We’ve listened to transit users who want to see face coverings made mandatory on transit vehicles.”
Customers who are unable to wear face coverings due to an underlying medical condition or disability will be exempt from this policy and won’t be asked to wear a mask or face covering. These customers will have the option to request a TransLink branded card which notes they are exempt from wearing a face covering. The cards will be made available at Compass Customer Service Centres at Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront Stations.