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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.
Americans age 2 and older should wear a well-fitting masks while on public transportation, including in airports and train stations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended, citing the current spread of coronavirus and projections of future COVID-19 trends.
The article goes on to state the following:
For months, the Transportation Security Administration had been enforcing a requirement that passengers and workers wear masks.
The Biden administration had extended the mandate until May 3. However, a federal judge in Florida had struck down the mandate on April 18, prompting TSA to say they would no longer enforce it, and most airlines had announced masks were no longer required.
The CDC’s statement released on Tuesday, May 3, reads as follows:
At this time, CDC recommends that everyone aged 2 and older – including passengers and workers – properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator over the nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation (such as airplanes, trains, etc.) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, etc.). When people properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator, they protect themselves and those around them, and help keep travel and public transportation safer for everyone. Wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator is most beneficial in crowded or poorly ventilated locations, such as airport jetways. We also encourage operators of public transportation and transportation hubs to support mask wearing by all people, including employees.
This public health recommendation is based on the currently available data, including an understanding of domestic and global epidemiology, circulating variants and their impact on disease severity and vaccine effectiveness, current trends in COVID-19 Community Levels within the United States, and projections of COVID-19 trends in the coming months.
Along with staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, avoiding crowds, wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator is one of multiple prevention steps that people can take to protect themselves and others in travel and transportation settings.
Following their 15 day review, @CDCgov says they will continue urging Americans to wear masks while traveling:
“We also encourage operators of public transportation and transportation hubs to support mask wearing by all people, including employees.”https://t.co/Wi7HBgBN4y https://t.co/W91DiNMmo4 pic.twitter.com/kNIDNw3QFi
— Alexander Tin (@Alexander_Tin) May 3, 2022
New: CDC is recommending continued use of masks on public transportation. The agency is appealing a court decision that struck down its travel mask mandate (which was set to expire today).https://t.co/Z9Z8pFS2F3
— Lauren Clason (@LaClason) May 3, 2022
The CDC has restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.https://t.co/qsvrmc5PHt
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 3, 2022
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