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Transit Systems Prepared for COVID-19 Green Phase

In light of the provincial announcement that New Brunswick will be moving to green as of July 31, transit systems in Saint John (Saint John Transit), Moncton (Codiac Transpo), and Fredericton (Fredericton Transit) will be removing mandatory COVID-19 restrictions while ensuring that transit remains safe and sanitary for both employees and passengers.

 Effective the morning of Saturday, July 31, 2021 and contingent on provincial COVID-19 protocols:

• Masks will no longer be required on buses, but will remain optional for those who wish to wear them;

• Occupancy restrictions will no longer be in effect (full standing/seated loads permitted);

• Enhanced daily fleet sanitization will continue until the end of 2021, at which point it will be re-assessed;

• Operator plexiglass barriers will remain in place;

• Hand sanitizer will remain available upon boarding;

• Use of one-directional entrance and exit doors will remain encouraged, but will no longer be required;

• Current measures to reduce operator and customer contact (such as modifications to fare payments) will remain in place.

On behalf of all three transit systems, passengers are thanked for doing their part throughout the pandemic and for their ongoing patience and cooperation as adjustments were made to changing COVID-19 protocols. Employees are also commended, including administration, operators, and service personnel, for their commitment to ensuring that buses were sanitary and safe for passengers throughout the entire pandemic.

Since June 2020, the transit systems in Saint John, Moncton, and Fredericton have maintained a joint operational plan to ensure that transit continued operating. In the event that the Government of New Brunswick and/or WorkSafeNB re-implement COVID-19 protocols, the transit systems will be prepared to adjust their operational plan(s) to ensure the safety of passengers and employees.