Mask mandate for air travel and public transportation is extended again

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The mask mandate for air travel and public transportation has been extended once again, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The mandate, which was set to expire on April 18th, will be extended another two weeks as officials continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases across the country. The mandate was previously extended last month.

All airline passengers and public transportation riders will be required to wear a face covering at least through May 3rd after the Transportation Security Administration told the CDC they would be extending the mandate, NBC reports.

Airplanes and public transportation are some of the last places where Americans are still required to wear masks. Most states have lifted their…

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Author: Andrew J. Hawkins