CDC Health Officials Restate Mask Recommendation for Planes, Trains, and Buses
The CDC has restated its recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains, and buses. The recommendation comes following a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.
Americans age 2 and older are advised to wear well-fitting masks while on public transportation, which goes for airports and train stations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested, citing the current spread of the coronavirus and projections of future COVID-19 trends, ABC News reported.
For months, the Transportation Security Administration has pushed for the enforcement of a requirement that passengers and workers wear masks.
The government had repeatedly extended the mandate, however, the latest one was set to expire on May 3. But a federal judge in Florida struck down the rule in April, which was the same day, the TSA said it would no longer enforce the mandate.
The CDC requested the Justice Department to appeal the decision, which it did. But CDC officials declined to comment on the status of the appeal.
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