COVID: Stop the spread of germs when you travel
By Associated Press | April 30, 2021 at 4:40 PM EDT – Updated April 30 at 5:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration has extended a requirement that passengers on planes, trains and buses wear face masks.
The rule was set to expire May 11 but will now run through Sept. 13.
TSA said children up to 2 and people with certain disabilities will continue to be exempted from the rule.
Airlines and their unions had pushed for an extension, saying mandatory masks have helped keep passengers and airline workers safe during the pandemic.
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MASK REQUIREMENT: Beginning Feb 2, 2021 federal law requires you to wear a mask when traveling. Masks must completely cover the nose & mouth of the wearer. The use of face shields alone is not sufficient, but can be used in addition to a mask. More https://t.co/UltmqaKgHb pic.twitter.com/RiQRt7Nxu9
— TSA (@TSA) February 1, 2021
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