What you need to know about changing mask rules

Apr 21, 2022
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Written by Washington Retail
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In Florida, a U.S. district judge struck down the mandate on Monday, meaning masks on airplanes and other mass transit are no longer required at the federal level.

Major airlines and many of the busiest airports rushed to drop their masking requirements on Monday after the Transportation Security Administration promptly announced it would not enforce the January 2021 security directive.

Here’s what Washington state residents need to know:

The Biden administration will no longer require masks when traveling. White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the decision “disappointing” and noted that the CDC still recommends travelers cover their mouths and noses.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday didn’t rule out appealing a federal judge’s ruling and the Biden administration is awaiting a decision from the Justice Department about how to proceed.