TSA Extends Mask Mandate for Public Transit

CDC is developing a revised policy framework on masking. 

The Transportation Security Administration is extending requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains, and in transit hubs through April 18 as public health authorities review when requirements should be dropped. Current requirements were set to expire March 18. 

In the meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is developing a “revised policy framework” for when masks should be required on transit systems based on newly revised COVID-19 community levels. 

“We have to look not only at the science with regard to transmission in masks but also the epidemiology and the frequency that we may encounter a variant of concern or a variant of interest in our travel corridors,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on March 2, explaining why the agency was delaying removing the requirement for transit but allowed people to gather maskless in movie theaters and sports arenas. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Director Walensky as proper protocols for the coronavirus are assessed.
  • For TSA officials and passengers as the mask mandate continues.
  • For discernment for the president’s administration and health care advisors as they evaluate the status of the virus.

Sources: Newsmax, CNN 


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