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You Will Need to Wear Masks on Planes for At Least One More Month

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CDC Extends Mask Mandate for Public Transportation

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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  1. Since even the most cautious states have removed mask requirements it’s time for it to end on public transport as well. Lest everyone forgets, about a million people or more has died of COVID in the US so i do think the mask help to save a few lives.
    It’s funny how the far right has devolved to mass conspiracy theory about literally everything.

  2. Hello! It’s me again to say “I told you so”!!
    And if you really think April 18 is the end, you’re deluded! They’re stringing you along. By April 18, the MSN will have named a new variant and they’ll start with the fear campaign (and have an easy reason to extend the mask mandate).
    You may as well admit it: the mask mandate is PERMANENT. Extending it beyond March 18 was never in doubt; they just need to impose this insult on Americans gradually.
    It’s not about the virus; it’s about compliance.
    Well, Walmart is still selling Russian dressing. I’m off to protest and get my local Walmart cancelled. See you on or before April 18…


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