Coronavirus in NY: MTA preparing for possible mandatory curfew

The MTA is already preparing for a potential mandatory city curfew by drafting passes for its workers in case they get stopped by cops during the restriction.

“To whom it may concern: This letter along with current New York City Transit identification identifies this individual as an essential employee who is required to travel to work during the curfew imposed due to the Coronavirus emergency,” reads the note under Metropolitan Transportation Authority letterhead.

“Please give this individual due consideration during this crisis,” adds the letter, a copy of which was posted on Facebook and confirmed by the MTA to The Post on Tuesday.

The missive is signed by acting MTA Police Department Chief Joseph McGrann.

MTA spokesman Tim Minton told The Post that the letter is “contingency planning, part of contingency planning for all foreseeable occurrences.

“That’s a draft that circulated,” the rep said. “To be clear: we are aware of no imminent curfew. Should that change, we or others in government will advise.”

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