CDC Mandates Masks be Worn on Planes, Public Transportation Starting Next Week
The order goes into effect late Monday, one minute before midnight
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order late Friday requiring travelers in the United States to wear face masks at transportation hubs, on planes and all forms of public transportation. The order goes into effect late Monday, one minute before midnight.
"People must wear masks that completely cover both the mouth and nose while awaiting, boarding, disembarking or traveling on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares as they are traveling into, within or out of the United States and U.S. territories," the CDC stated.
Masks are also required at airports, bus and ferry terminals, seaports, and train and subway stations, according to the federal agency.
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