TSA Extends Mask Requirement Through Summer

It includes all parts of transportation system.

The TSA’s acting administrator, Darby LaJoye, said that face masks will be required for all travelers throughout the summer, although it had been set to expire May 1.

Face masks will be required at airports, on commercial aircraft, on buses, and on rail systems through September 13. Exceptions are for persons with specific disabilities and those under age 2.

“The federal mask requirement throughout the transportation system seeks to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation,” the acting administrator said. “Right now, about half of all adults have at least one vaccination shot and masks remain an important tool in defeating the pandemic.”

The Transportation Security Administration official said social distancing and hand washing also remain important aspects in mitigating the spread of the virus.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the acting administrator as he leads the TSA.
  • For God to protect those flying during the heavy travel months of summer.
  • For the CDC and HHS as guidelines are established and recommended as the pandemic wanes.

Sources: Washington Examiner, Forbes


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