Last week I mentioned that the CDC extended the mask requirement on public transportation for two more weeks. They basically kicked the can down the road. Yesterday, in a surprising turn of events, a federal judge in Florida struck down the mask mandate. The TSA will no longer be enforcing a mask mandate.
What does this mean?
Immediately after the judge’s decision, airlines began to announce they would no longer require masks. All of the major U.S. Airlines–Delta, United, American, JetBlue, Spirit, Southwest, Alaska–dropped their mask requirements. Amtrak and Uber also announced the end of required masks on board.
Most airports and city subways/buses are also dropping mask requirements. However, as of this minute, some airports and cities are choosing to continue mask requirements. Chicago, New York and Portland are three cities so far that plan to keep mask requirements for public buses and trains. San Francisco Airport (SFO) tweeted last night that for now, masks are still required in the airport. Of course, things are changing quickly.
I am flying in a few days, so I am interested to see what percentage of passengers still choose to wear masks in the airport and on board.
What do you think of this breaking news? Do you plan to stop wearing a mask in airports and on planes?
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.