CDC: Masks still recommended on buses, airplanes despite court decision

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is once again recommending that travelers wear masks on airplanes and buses.

In a Tuesday press release, the CDC restated its recommendation that everyone over the age of 2 should wear a well-fitting mask or respirator over their nose and mouth on public transportation.

The continued recommendation is based on current COVID-19 data and trends, U.S. health officials say.

In April, a Florida judge voided the national mask mandate on public transportation, saying it exceeded the authority of U.S. health officials.

Before being struck down, the public transportation mask mandate was set to expire on Tuesday.

See also: Federal judge voids US mask mandate for planes, other travel

Shortly after the court ruling, the Lincoln and Omaha airports dropped their mask requirements.  StarTran also dropped its mask requirements on city buses.

The Justice Department has filed an appeal seeking to overturn the judge’s ruling.

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