BRAMPTON, ON (May 22, 2020) – The Ontario government and Region of Peel now recommend that those who are travelling on public transit wear a non-medical mask where physical distancing may be a challenge. The health and safety of residents and staff is of utmost importance to the City, and riders are strongly recommended to wear non-medical masks on Brampton Transit buses and at bus stops and terminals due to COVID-19.
Passengers are reminded to maintain physical distancing by staying six feet (2 metres) away from others while at terminals and bus stops and while boarding buses.
For information regarding non-medical masks, visit the Region of Peel’s website and the Government of Ontario’s website.
COVID-19 safety measures an enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule remains in effect. It is Brampton Transit’s goal to disinfect all hard surfaces, operator compartments and seats every 48 hours. The majority of buses are currently sanitized every 24 hours. Facilities and terminals that have hard surfaces are wiped down and sanitized on a daily basis. Riders are encouraged to carry their own personal disinfectant when traveling, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, and wash their hands often. The City of Brampton is working closely with its partners at Peel Public Health and the Brampton Emergency Management Office to continue to monitor risks. Visit www.brampton.ca/covid19 for regular updates and visit www.bramptontransit.com or follow @bramptontransit on Twitter for service updates. Questions may be directed to Brampton Transit’s Contact Centre at 905.874.2999.
While Mayor Patrick Brown, said “The health and safety of our community remains of utmost importance to us at the City. I urge all Brampton Transit riders to follow the recommendation from the Ontario government and Region of Peel and wear a non-medical mask on buses and at bus stops and terminals. Together, we can continue to combat the spread of COVID-19.”
Furthermore, The Chief Administrative Officer David Barrick said, “The City of Brampton remains dedicated to providing safe transit opportunities for Brampton Transit riders and a safe workplace for our Transit operators. Riders are urged to follow the advice of the Ontario government and Region of Peel Public Health to ensure our community’s health and safety.”