Transportation mask mandate extended one month, policy change in works
The Transportation Security Administration will continue to require masks on public transportation through April 18 to protect against COVID-19, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.
“During that time, CDC will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor,” the agencies said. “This revised framework will be based on the COVID-19 community levels, risk of new variants, national data, and the latest science. We will communicate any updates publicly if and/or when they change.”
As of yesterday, over 98% of the U.S. population lives in a county where mask use is optional under COVID-10 community levels.
In other mask-related news, a federally funded study found that schools requiring masks during the COVID-19 delta surge had 72% fewer cases of in-school transmission than schools with optional or partial masking policies.