Masks are mandatory

Wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory when travelling on Town of Cobourg transit buses and at transit shelters to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19.

By wearing a non-medical mask or face coverings, passengers can help protect the health and safety of the drivers and other passengers while reducing the likelihood of unknowingly spreading the COVID-19 virus. “The health and safety of our passengers and transit operators is our top priority,” said Laurie Wills, Director of Public Works. “We are continuing to ensure a safer commute by putting several safety measures in place including the recent installation of plexiglass barriers. By limiting transit use and wearing your face covering this will help our community continue to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

Those exempt from this recommendation may include:

 Children under the age of two years.

 Children under the age of 5 years (either chronologically or developmentally) who refuse to wear a face covering and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver.

 Any person unable to remove a mask without assistance.

 For any medical reason: a person who cannot safely wear a non-medical mask or face covering such as, but not limited to, respiratory disease, cognitive difficulties or difficulties in hearing or processing information.

 For any religious reason: a person cannot wear a non-medical mask or face covering or cannot cover the face in a manner that would properly control the source.

Cobourg Transit remains free for all passengers and will continue to board passengers through the rear doors. 

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