NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The MTA’s “mask force” was out in the Bronx Monday morning, helping commuters protect themselves from the coronavirus.
MTA employees and volunteers handed out free, child-size cloth masks to subway riders at the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium stop.READ MORE: CDC Reverses Course, Recommends People Wear Masks Indoors Where COVID Rates Are High
The free masks are also at every subway station booth, and at the St. George Staten Island railway station.
In all, 60,000 masks, donated by New York state, will be distributed.READ MORE: Drivers Turn Highways Into Personal Parking Lots While Waiting To Pick Up Passengers From Tri-State Area Airports
- New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX
- New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC
- Track NYC vaccinations by zip code
- Nassau County more info here
- Suffolk County more info here
- Westchester County more info here
- New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545
- Connecticut book online here
“Mask compliance on the subways and buses by our customers is north of 98%. The single most important thing a customer can do to protect herself is to wear a mask. It will protect the customer, fellow commuters, as well as our employees – all good,” said Pat Foye, MTA chairman and CEO.
The MTA says it has distributed eight million masks to customers and 17 million to employees.MORE NEWS: Taxi Driver Scared To Return To Work After Almost Being Struck By Bullet While Driving On Queens Highway