5 tips for staying healthy while taking public transport

With more things around the city reopening, public transport has seen an increase in ridership.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2020, 11:32 AM

Updated 1,408 days ago

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With more things around the city reopening, public transport has seen an increase in ridership.
Although the city has made many efforts to disinfect, straphangers know how dirty buses and trains can get.
The MTA has some tips to stay safe while riding public transport.
First, it is required to wear a mask. The MTA recently announced plans to start selling masks at vending machines for those in need of a mask. 
Second, the MTA advises riders to have clean hands. They suggest washing them before coming in contact with anything on the commute and to keep hand sanitizer at the ready.
Next, the MTA advises to keep your hands away from your face if you have held on to the pole or touched anything on board.
In addition to not touching your face, the MTA says to limit touching anything. They say to take advantage of contactless payments and to load up MetroCards to avoid several re-filing trips during the week.
Lastly, when getting off at your destination, wash your hands. The MTA says this can help keep you and others around you safe.


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