(Chesterton, IN) - The South Shore Line is now requiring passengers to wear a face mask on trains and in stations. The requirement comes in light of the mandate that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued late last week that people wear face-coverings "when they must leave their home or report to work for essential operations and they either cannot or it is impractical to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between themselves and others." Illinois is including public transportation among places that distancing isn't practical.
In a statement from the SSL dated 5/5/20, "The SSL requests that riders abide by the face-covering guidelines as a courtesy to your fellow passengers. By wearing a face covering or mask, you protect yourself as well as your neighboring passengers and those who are considered high-risk."
Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website for further face-covering guidelines: www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/mask-use.