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By CNN staff | February 1, 2021 at 2:18 PM EST – Updated February 1 at 2:18 PM
(CNN) – Delta Air Lines has banned 950 passengers for violating its mask mandate.
The news comes as Delta CEO Ed Bastian praised the Biden administration’s new mask requirement on public transportation that begins tonight.
Bastian said the new executive order helps protect airline workers who enforce the mask policy.
The new Transportation Security Administration order mandating face masks across interstate travel begins at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
MASK REQUIREMENT: Effective Feb. 2, 2021 masks are required in airports & throughout your flight, including when boarding & deplaning. Masks are defined as a material covering the nose & mouth of the wearer. Face shields alone are not sufficient. More at https://t.co/UltmqaKgHb pic.twitter.com/Ndfxmmi6bq
— TSA (@TSA) February 1, 2021
In the same company memo, Bastian said the airline is working with federal and state authorities to prioritize immunizations for frontline Delta workers.
Nearly 700 Delta employees have received at least one vaccine shot.
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