WINNIPEG - Mayor Brian Bowman says starting today, face masks are mandatory at city-operated facilities and in city vehicles including Winnipeg Transit.
“As we approach the fall season and children are returning back to school, higher volumes of people are expected on Winnipeg Transit and in City of Winnipeg facilities and with those higher volumes of people, it will be increasingly difficult to maintain physical distancing,” said Bowman. “I hope to see Winnipeggers embrace this new measure and continue to support each other as we’ve seen throughout the pandemic.”
People won't be denied service for refusing to wear a mask but transit riders could face a $100 fine.
The city will provide masks to the public for a couple weeks or until supplies run out.