CDC Recommends Travelers Still Wear Masks on Planes and Trains

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentioned On Tuesday, he recommended travelers always wear masks on planes, trains and at airports despite a federal judge ruling the Biden administration’s 14-month-old travel mask mandatory last month.

the The CDC called for all passengers over the age of two to wear masks on all forms of public transport as well as in transport hubs such as airports and train stations. The agency’s recommendation comes after dozens of transit agencies in the United States and five major airlines have dropped their mask mandates for passengers and staff.

“We also encourage public transportation operators and transportation hubs to support mask wearing by all people, including employees,” the CDC said.

The CDC said it based its recommendation in part on data that predicts the U.S. experience an increase in Covid cases this summer. The country currently records on average more more than 56,000 cases of Covid dailya significant jump from the 25,000 daily infections reported in early April.