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Ferry passengers asked to carry face masks

Passengers of local ferries such as the Glenora Ferry and the Wolfe Island Ferry are now being asked to bring protective face coverings with them on their trip.

Transport Canada is asking all travellers to be in possession of a removable face covering large enough to cover their mouth and nose while on board passenger vessels and ferries to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to Alex Westendorp, Communications Services Coordinator for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

According to Westendorp, passengers are also asked to use the ferry for essential travel only, and to self-identify any COVID-19 symptoms by using the Transport Canada self-assessment questionnaire posted at ferry terminals.

Passengers are also required to practice physical distancing and to stay in their vehicle throughout their trip.

Previous measures, such as the closure of common areas, including washrooms and terminals, remain in place.

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