Coronavirus

Face mask rules on transit systems extended for a month as the CDC prepares new updated guidelines

According to a U.S. official, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is creating recommendations that will relax the countrywide mask requirements on airplanes, buses, and other mass transit vehicles starting next month. However, the current face-covering requirement will be extended until April 18.

The mandate, which was initially set to expire on March 18, has been extended by the Transportation Security Administration for a month in order to give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more time to prepare more specific rules. The mandate applies to all modes of transportation, including airplanes, buses, trains, and transit hubs.

According to the most recent information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon release new updated guidelines on when people should wear face coverings on transportation systems.

For more than a week now, over 90% of the people in the United States live in a place where they are no longer required to wear face coverings in indoor settings like restaurants, gyms, etc.

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