New CDC mask mandate could violate federal law if not followed
It goes into effect February 1
(KLKN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acting on Presidential guidance, has issued a federal transportation mask mandate effective February 1.
The order came late Friday night and requires masks in interstate transportation and at transit hubs, including airplanes, mass transit, taxis, and trains, starting late Monday. This does also include ride-sharing services.
The CDC said the mask mandate makes not wearing a mask as instructed a violation of federal law. The order does not apply to private cars or commercial trucks being driven by a sole operator.
January 20, moments after the inauguration, President Biden directed 20 agencies to “immediately take action” to require masks on federal lands and in federal buildings.