Masks no longer required on planes and other public transporation

04/19/2022 11:31 AM | Anonymous

On Monday, April 18, 2022, the federal government stated that passengers traveling on airplanes and other public transportation will not be required to wear a face mask.  A federal judge in Florida voided the extension of the federal mask mandate saying that the mandate exceeded the authority of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.  The Transportation Security Administration-TSA, said it would no longer enforce the federal mask mandate rule, and large U.S. airlines and transportation companies announced that masks were now optional.  Before you leave your mask at home, check with local authorities for mask rules for local transportation.

The mask mandate was set to expire on April 18, 2022, but the CDC had announced that it would extend the federal mask mandate 15 days due to the BA.2 omicron subvariant of the coronavirus currently responsible for the majority of positive COVID cases.

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