On November 17, 2020, we announced that SEPTA is joining our peer transit and railroad agencies in the Northeast to promote the importance of wearing a mask and doing our part to make sure that customers have masks.
Wearing a mask or another facial covering in public and specifically on public transit, is quite simply the best thing any of us can do. It’s the single most powerful weapon we have against the virus. It greatly reduces the risk to you, your friends, your co-workers and your loved ones, as well as many others that you do not know that you encounter daily in stores and elsewhere.
Through a combined force of SEPTA employee volunteers, front line team members and local transit supporters, the crew for Mask Force Philly 😷 will hit the streets (and stations) beginning Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Mask Force Philly members will be handing out cloth masks - compliments of the FTA - to those who need one (or an extra), as well as hand sanitizer, and printed "safety tips" cards that describe all the tactics SEPTA has implemented to fight the virus.
The ultimate goal of the program is to help define proper conditions that will allow SEPTA's "lost customers" to return to public transit, confident that the Authority is taking appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of riders and employees.
The good news - SEPTA customers have already stepped-up and shown they care! Today, on average, about 90% of all customers on our buses, trains and trolleys are wearing a mask properly every day!