Safety on the subway is always top of mind, and now it's not just about protecting passengers from crime but from COVID.
To halt unnecessary health risks and keep precautions on track, the MTA is urgently warning refusing to cover your face will cost you $50.
"We need everyone to do their part and mask up. We know this is what our customers want. They told us they feel safer when they see their fellow customers wearing masks," said MTA Chief Safety Officer Patrick Warren. "It's the ultimate sign of respect."