NEW YORK – Metro-North MNR) has issued a reminder for train passengers using MNR, noting that face-coverings are mandatory, pursuant to Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
“Even when social distancing, a face covering is mandatory on all trains. If you don’t have a face covering or mask, please ask for one from the conductor. Thank you for doing your part,” said the issued advisory.
In a late July statement, health officials said “CDC reviewed the latest science and affirms that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of the disease, particularly when used universally within communities. There is increasing evidence that cloth face coverings help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.”
“We are not defenseless against COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield. “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”