Face Coverings Required on Ontario Northland Bus Service

As of September 22nd, 2020 Ontario Northland will require all customers to wear a face covering or non-medical mask at all times when on a bus. Drivers will be required to wear a face covering or non-medical mask at all times when they are not driving the bus (e.g. passenger loading, walking through the bus, etc.). This expands the scope of the current requirement of wearing a mask while boarding or disembarking a bus, implemented in July.

The health and safety of passengers and employees is our number one priority. Passengers can expect increased safety and hygiene practices while travelling on our service.

These include:

    • All passengers will be required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering at all times. Children under the age of two (2) and people with difficulty breathing unrelated to COVID-19 should not use face coverings or non-medical masks.
    • The buses have enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, including intense cleaning and disinfecting after use.
    • An anti-microbial spray has been applied to all buses.
    • Limiting the number of seats available per bus to ensure physical distancing.

Passengers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance by visiting ontarionorthland.ca or by calling 1-800-461-8558.