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Mayor Dan Curtis

Masks on buses to be mandatory

Starting Monday, riders will be required to wear masks or face coverings while aboard Whitehorse Transit vehicles.

By Whitehorse Star on November 20, 2020

Starting Monday, riders will be required to wear masks or face coverings while aboard Whitehorse Transit vehicles.

“Wearing a mask on transit vehicles is a small gesture to make to help keep everyone on board safe,” Mayor Dan Curtis said Thursday.

Riders will be expected to bring their own masks for their journey, the city said.

Passengers exempt from this requirement include:

• anyone with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits the ability to wear a face covering;

• persons unable to place or remove a mask without assistance;

• children under five years of age; and

• police or first responders in an emergency.

Comments (2)

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DL on Nov 24, 2020 at 12:05 am

Such a totally wrong policy. Masks do not prevent the spread of viruses. So fed up of these politicians claiming they're trying to make us "safer". Fact is, it feels quite unsafe to have these officials making new irrational rules. What next...

On a side note, as someone who has to wear eyeglasses to see even a short distance, wearing these face masks in Yukon cold weather will cause UNSAFE impaired vision, as breathing in the mask will fog up your glasses. If the glasses are taken off, then I couldn't see much either. Stop making these aggravating rules, you are NOT earning good political points.

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JC on Nov 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm

So what happens with the person who has an underlying condition? Thrown off? The one with that condition may be the one that infects the whole bus.

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