The CDC on Tuesday restated its recommendation for masks on planes despite a court ruling that struck down the mask mandate for airplanes, trains, and buses.
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U.S. health officials on Tuesday restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.
Americans age 2 and older should wear a well-fitting masks while on public transportation, including in airports and train stations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended, citing the current spread of coronavirus and projections of future COVID-19 trends.
The Transportation Security Administration last month announced it will no longer be enforcing Biden’s mask mandate after a federal judge declared it unlawful.
Shortly after, the Biden Administration said they will appeal the federal judge‘s mask mandate ruling for commercial air travel if the CDC decides to keep the masking mandates in place.
From the U.S. Department of Justice:
“The Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) disagree with the district court’s decision and will appeal, subject to CDC’s conclusion that the order remains necessary for public health. The Department continues to believe that the order requiring masking in the transportation corridor is a valid exercise of the authority Congress has given CDC to protect the public health. That is an important authority the Department will continue to work to preserve.
“On April 13, 2022, before the district court’s decision, CDC explained that the order would remain in effect while it assessed current public health conditions, and that the Transportation Security Administration would extend its directive implementing the order until May 3 to facilitate CDC’s assessment.
“If CDC concludes that a mandatory order remains necessary for the public’s health after that assessment, the Department of Justice will appeal the district court’s decision.”
The Center for Disinformation and Control (CDC) is desperate to retain their power from COVID-19.
The CDC asked the Justice Department to appeal the decision, which the department did.
CDC officials declined to comment on the status of the appeal, according to AP.