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RDU drops mask mandate after Florida judge overturns national decision

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MORRISVILLE, NC (WNCN) — Travelers coming and going through Raleigh-Durham International Airport are no longer required to wear a mask or face covering after a federal judge in Florida on Monday invalidated a national mask mandate.

Airport RDU tweeted Effective immediately, the TSA will no longer require its visitors and travelers or employees to wear a mask at the airport.

The Florida federal judge argued the mandate exceeded the powers of US public health officials to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBS 17 is awaiting official clearance from RDU and an explanation from airport officials.

Additionally, United Airlines also tweeted that it is dropping its mask mandate on domestic flights and some international flights. However, the regulations for the international flights have not yet been published.

United Airlines also said if someone wants to keep their mask on because they’re more comfortable, they can “move on right away.”

Delta Airlines then followed suitand also said it made masks optional for all domestic flights and some international flights.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/rdu-drops-mask-mandate-after-florida-judge-voids-national-ruling/ RDU drops mask mandate after Florida judge overturns national decision

DUSTIN JONES

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