The CDC wanted to maintain a mouth mask commitment for all public transportation until at least May 3, but that commitment will now expire immediately. In response to the judge’s decision, Joe Biden’s government announced that it would no longer adhere to the mask. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki called the statement “disappointing.” “The CDC continues to recommend the use of masks on public transportation,” the spokeswoman said, and said authorities would now review whether to take action against the decision.
United Airlines and Alaska immediately announced that travelers will no longer have to wear masks on their flights.
President Joe Biden introduced requirements for anonymity on public transportation shortly after taking office in January 2021. A few days later, the CDC ordered masks to be worn on planes, ferries, trains, subways, buses, and taxis, as well as at airports and train stations. and ports. The scheme has been extended several times. However, resistance has grown in recent months: about two dozen Republican-controlled states and several major airlines have demanded that the obligation be rescinded.
The Justice Department, which can decide on the appeal, has yet to respond.
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