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CDC COVID guidelines: The nationwide mask mandate for airports, planes, trains and public transportation could be relaxed next month, officials say

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is developing guidance that will ease the statewide mask mandate for public transit next month, but the existing face covering requirement will be extended through April 18, according to a US official.

The requirement, which is enforced by the Transportation Security Administration, was scheduled to expire on March 18 but has been extended by a month to give the public health agency time to develop new, more targeted guidelines. The requirement extends to planes, buses, trains and transport hubs.

According to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the announcement in time to discuss the announcement, the CDC is developing a “revised policy framework” for when masks should be required in transit systems based on its newly released “COVID-19 Community Levels.” ” metric.

As of March 3, more than 90% of the US population resides in a location with low or moderate levels of COVID-19 community where indoor public face masking is no longer recommended.

“We need to look not only at the science related to mask transmission, but also at the epidemiology and the frequency with which we may encounter a worrying or interesting variant in our travel corridors,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on March, explaining why the agency delayed lifting the transit requirement but allowed people to gather maskless in movie theaters and sports arenas.

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