New requirements by HSR to be able to ride transit in Hamilton. “NON-Medical Masks” effective June 22 of 2020 updated June 20 of 2020.


This is as per the announcement I heard in the bus. (Also read on digital displays of the bus).

I wonder whether these requirements are optional OR mandatory and what are the consequences of violation of these requirements. This (COVID) is something new happening, never experienced before so this must be clarified by the relevant authorities (public awareness) to educate and prepare public about it before enforcing new requirments.

As I understand purpose of the face masks is to protect from harmful and contegious breathing (in the context of COVID viruses and pandemic). So why non-medical masks, in fact medical face masks should be recommended and used if required. This is what my logic tells me. Or perhaps it is just for fashion or hiding purpose. Relevant authorities must look into such matters in the best interest of general public at large.

Clown masks made of plastic that children use to cover full face as a play (also used in parties and festivals) are also non- medical masks. So what are the real specifications of non-medical face mask for HSR transit use.

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3 thoughts on “New requirements by HSR to be able to ride transit in Hamilton. “NON-Medical Masks” effective June 22 of 2020 updated June 20 of 2020.

  1. Comment on my own information on June 24 of 2020:
    Although there was no announcement on the bus audio system about non- medical masks, there was a sign on the back door of the bus which was visible when door was closed , and the door sign indicated the requirement of non- medical mask to use HSR bus. I have made a matching mask myself, a mask matching to my suit that I bought from Value Village about a year ago.


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