TransLink stated that it will roll out its own line of face masks in the coming weeks.
The transit authority stated that this is being done to help normalize the idea of wearing face coverings on SkyTrain, bus and SeaBus trips as the province steadily opens up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mask is exceptionally light and easy. More of these are available in the coming weeks as the campaign around face coverings is being ramped up. When wearing the masks, it is easy to talk through.
TransLink has been urging its customers to have realistic expectations around physical distancing on transit, and while masks are not expected to be made mandatory, passengers are encouraged to wear them. The TransLink mask is blue with a white T-branded logo in the upper right corner.
There are already some safety precautions in place on transit to help prevent the spread of coronavirus such as Plexiglass barriers to protect bus drivers, keeping buses at two-thirds capacity and fare gate restrictions at SkyTrain stations.
The masks are not for sale just yet, but TransLink will be releasing more details about them in the coming weeks.
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