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.
 

Related News Articles

Headline
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday advised people who get a negative result from an at-home COVID-19 antigen test to test themselves again after…
Headline
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released updated guidance to help people protect themselves and others if they are exposed to, sick or…
Headline
The Food and Drug Administration today granted full approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young teens, covering the age group spanning 12 to 15 years old.…
Headline
The Food and Drug Administration today authorized state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir) to patients as a treatment…
Blog
Understanding potential costs is an important part of the patient experience when planning for care, and hospitals and health systems are committed to helping…
Headline
An initial 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine are available for children under age 5 if the Food and Drug Administration authorizes and the Centers for…