CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains


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.

For months, the Transportation Security Administration had been enforcing a requirement that passengers and workers wear masks.

The government had repeatedly extended the mandate, and the latest one had been set to expire May 3. But a federal judge in Florida struck down the rule on April 18. The same day, the TSA said it would no longer enforce the mandate.

The CDC asked the Justice Department to appeal the decision, which the department did. On Tuesday, CDC officials declined to comment on the status of the appeal. DOJ officials did not immediately respond to a request for information.

2 thoughts on “CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

    1. Exactly Mary, that’s all it’s ever been! The so-called “mandates” were always only “policies” & therefore never lawful, but we all knew that. The biggest frustration, as always, is the compliant, irrational slaves around us who will do whatever their masters tell them.


      PS. Thought just popped into my head. We should all be printing “DO NOT COMPLY!” stickers & slapping them over every masking sign we come across! Why didn’t I think about this before?! Have to make sure they’re the type that don’t peel off easy LOL! 😀

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