Officials with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport say masks will no longer be required while in the airport. Officials with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport say masks will no longer be required while in the airport.
Some mid-flight cheers Monday as many travelers were excited to finally take off their masks on airplanes, after a federal judge ruled the current federal travel mask mandate is unlawful. Still, there are some mixed reaction to the news. Some applaud the decision, while others like the White House, call it a disappointment. This comes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across most of the country.
A federal judge in Florida has voided the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation as exceeding the authority of U.S. health officials. The Justice Department declined to comment Monday when asked if the government planned to appeal the ruling.
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The order was set to expire April 18, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday extended it by two weeks.
Philadelphia is the first major city to bring back its indoor mask mandate. In just days, Americans will learn whether they’ll continue to mask up on public transportation as cases are spiking in parts of the country.
An update on the transportation mask mandate is expected to be released later this week.
Wilson says the mandate is unlawful and exceeds the authority of the CDC.
ou could be flying maskless soon, if a group of airlines has its way. They want to get rid of mask mandates on flights and test requirements for international travel.
Effective this coming Monday, masks and facial coverings will be optional for all Richland School District One students and staff. This includes inside classrooms and on school busses too.
The battle over mask mandates continues. A growing number of states are dropping their requirements as new cases across the country decline, but federal health officials warn it may be too soon.