The masks can come off on GO Transit in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and Durham

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Published June 10, 2022 at 10:36 am

Metrolinx and Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health have confirmed that masks will soon no longer be required when riding GO Transit and UP Express.

Masks will be optional starting Saturday, June 11 in response to declining COVID-19 case numbers and high vaccination rates.


The province lifted mask mandates in most settings back in April, but kept them on GO trains and buses as a precaution.

“Throughout the pandemic, Metrolinx has followed the direction and advice from the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) – whether that has been on vaccination, working-from-home, masks or air quality – we have all been learning and adjusting for the past two plus years to keep everyone, including staff and customers, as safe as possible,” Metrolinx said in a statement on Friday.

Transit customers who wish to continue wearing a mask are free to do so, and customers are asked to respect their fellow commuters’ personal choices.

Metrolinx says its GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinics will continue to be on the road to ensure as many people as possible have access to vaccines.

Improved air quality efforts will also remain in effect, the transit operator says.

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