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Amtrak to require masks on all trains, in stations

Amtrak will require all customers in stations and on trains and connecting buses to wear facial coverings during the Covid-19 pandemic beginning on Monday, the passenger rail service announced.

The new policy will require customers to wear a facial covering over their noses and mouths, which can be removed when eating in designated areas, in private rooms or seated alone or with a travel companion in their own pair of seats. Small children who are not able to maintain a facial covering are exempt from this requirement. Customers must supply their own facial coverings.

Amtrak is taking extra steps to sanitize stations and trains, including:

• Limiting bookings: Coach and business class sales are temporarily reduced to 50% capacity.

• Cashless payments: No cash will be accepted in stations and on trains.

• Promoting physical distancing: Signage has been displayed at some busy stations to indicate safe distances in high customer traffic areas.

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