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Face covering: how and why to wear one

Friday, May 22 2020

Deconfinement is underway in Greater Montréal: stores with an exterior entrance reopened on May 25 and daycares may reopen on June 1. In anticipation of a gradual resumption of activities, public transit organizations began distributing face coverings as of May 25. Check out the guide to learn more.

Exo employee distributing masks

Discover why you should wear a face covering and how best to use it.

Face covering distribution on July 13 and 14, 2020

Exo will distribute face coverings to their customers at the following locations on July 13 and 14:

July 13 Terminus Sainte-Thérèse Coming soon
Terminus Saint-Jérôme Coming soon
Terminus Sainte-Julie Coming soon
Terminus Chambly Coming soon
Terminus Châteauguay Coming soon
Terminus Georges-Gagné Coming soon
Terminus La Prairie Coming soon
Terminus Montcalm Coming soon
Gare Centrale Coming soon
Gare Sauvé Coming soon
Terminus Angrignon Coming soon
Gare Bois-Franc Coming soon
Gare Parc Coming soon
July 14 Terminus Repentigny Coming soon
Terminus Saint-Eustache Coming soon
Terminus Terrebonne Coming soon
Terminus Centre-Ville Coming soon
Terminus Mansfield Coming soon
Gare Lucien-L’Allier Coming soon
Gare Montréal-Ouest Coming soon
Gare Vendôme Coming soon
Gare De la Concorde Coming soon

Why wear a face covering on public transit?

As physical distancing is not always possible, we ask that passengers wear a face covering or mask on public transit to help us prevent the spread of COVID-19.

9 tips for safely using your face covering

  1. Wash your hands BEFORE and AFTER use.
  2. Place the face covering over your nose and mouth with one hand. With your other hand, attach it behind your ears with the elastics or strings.
  3. Adjust your face covering on your nose and below your chin.
  4. Keep the face covering on your face and avoid touching it. If you do touch it, wash your hands.
  5. Change the face covering if it is moist, soiled or damaged.
  6. Don’t put your face covering around your neck or dangle it from your ear.
  7. 7. To remove the face covering, use the elastics or strings only without touching the front of the covering.
  8. Fold the outside portions of the face covering together and place it in a clean bag.
  9. Wash the covering as soon as you return home with the rest of your laundry.

Want to learn more? Check out the Government of Québec’s recommendations for wearing a mask and how to make one.

Good to know

Children under 2 years of age and people with breathing difficulties, a disability or who are unable to remove their face covering without another person’s help should not wear one.

Wearing a face covering:

  • Is meant to protect people around you (even if you have no symptoms). Non-medical face coverings have not been shown to protect the people wearing them.
  • Is not a replacement for other protective measures such as physical distancing, hand washing, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.

Consult this Public Health Agency of Canada resource to find out more about what not to do with a mask.

Together, let’s travel safely

Your health is our top priority. We have taken steps to protect (in French) our passengers and employees on our buses and trains.

You can also do your part. Help us to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following these 6 ways to protect yourself on public transit (in French).

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