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Amtrak to require masks on all trains, in stations

Amtrak to require masks on all trains, in stations

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An Amtrak passenger train departs from the Niagara Falls Train Station heading east in Niagara on Saturday, April 4, 2020. 

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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