CDC Extends Mask Mandate for Public Transportation
If you have travel plans for spring break, you will need to wear a mask on public transportation. The mask requirement was set to expire on March 18th, but will be extended for at least one more month.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the current Transportation Security Administration’s mask mandate for public transportation will be extended through April 18.
The mandate requires travelers to wear face masks on planes, trains, buses and also in airports and train stations. This will be the fourth extension since the mandate was announced in January, 2021.
The CDC said in its statement that it “will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor. This revised framework will be based on the COVID-19 community levels, risk of new variants, national data, and the latest science. We will communicate any updates publicly if and/or when they change.”
The mask requirement on planes, buses, trains and airports, has stayed in place even after the CDC announced a new COVID-19 guidance in February, saying most Americans are safe without a mask in indoor settings.
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