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Face masks will soon be mandatory on VIA Rail in Canada

Face masks will be mandatory for all VIA Rail passengers starting next week.

VIA Rail is requiring passengers and employees to wear face masks both in stations and on trains when physical distancing can't be maintained. Young children and people with breathing difficulties unrelated to COVID-19 are exempt from wearing a mask.

Masks can be removed when eating or drinking, though VIA Rail's full meal and beverage service is suspended and they're only serving a complimentary snack and water during travel. You can bring snacks and meals with you on your trip.

VIA Rail is putting these measures in place as they're seeing an increase in ridership with restrictions in Canada being lifted. A limited number of disposable masks will be available for those who don't have one.

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