Justice Dept. to appeal order voiding travel mask mandate

By Michael Balsamo

The Justice Department is filing an appeal seeking to overturn a judge’s order that voided the federal mask mandate on planes, trains and travel hubs. It came minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked the Justice Department to appeal the decision handed down by a federal judge in Florida earlier this week.

Uber and Lyft dropping mask requirements

Uber riders and drivers can also leave their masks at home. The ride-service company announced facial coverings are no longer mandatory in their vehicles. Lyft also suspended their mask requirements.