MTA reminding passengers masks are still required on subway, commuter rails

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(WTNH) — The MTA is reminding passengers that they must wear their masks on public transit, including the subway and commuter rails.

Over the next few weeks, the MTA will ramp up mask distribution and efforts to make sure commuters are following the rules.

“The science is clear. Face coverings help reduce the spread of germs and viruses,” says MTA Chief Safety Officer Patrick Warren. “Over the next several weeks, we will be out across our operating region, reinforcing that message. Regardless of your vaccination status, you must wear a mask when riding.”

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“The MTA is doing our part to supply masks to everyone who needs one. And we are once again asking riders to do their part—to keep a mask on while riding with us,” said Sarah Meyer, MTA Chief Customer Officer. “Masks are available at every station booth and onboard the commuter railroads. Thank you for doing your part to keep New York healthy.” 

MTA recently found that around 86% of their customers wear a mask on the subway. Police officers and MTA staff will be at rail stations to give free masks to riders who aren’t wearing one.

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