MTA holds one-year anniversary ‘Mask Force’ giveaway in Brooklyn
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) held its 13th “Mask Force” giveaway event on Tuesday, approximately one year after the first such event was organized.
The mask distribution was held at the combined Atlantic Terminal Long Island Railroad station and the adjacent Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station, as well as at the Stillwell Avenue-Coney Island subway terminal, the Broadway-East New York subway transfer station, and other sites throughout the five boroughs and lower Westchester.
Since the program’s inception in July 2020, approximately 1,100 New Yorkers have volunteered for the MTA Mask Force, handing out more than 750,000 masks.
The 13th Mask Force comes at a time when mask usage has once again become prevalent amidst the rise of the Delta variant across the globe. Masks are still required onboard trains, buses, paratransit vehicles, and at indoor stations regardless of vaccination status.