The Transportation Security Administration has extended its mask mandate on buses, trains, planes, in airports and other public transportation areas until April 18.
But that’s not the end of the mandate. The extension is to give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention time to revise a policy for when the mask rule can be lifted.
The masking requirement on public transportation has been extended twice before, with the first expiration date in May of 2021. The most recent extension was due to end next Friday.
Last week, the Biden Administration said that wearing masks indoors is no longer recommended for most areas and for most people, after the number of Covid-19 cases has dropped after a surge of cases in January.