White House Adviser Says TSA Mask Mandate Could be Extended

Flyers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wearing facemasks on March 6th, 2020 as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads throughout the United States via Wikimedia Commons

A White House adviser says that there is a distinct possibility that the federal mask mandate will be extended.

The Hill reports:

“This is a CDC decision and I think it is absolutely on the table,” White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha said on NBC’s “Today.”

Jha said that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky will make the decision on extending the mask mandate for transportation networks based on a scientific framework that the agency is developing. He also said that framework will be available in the “next few days.”

Jha’s remarks come as several states have seen a rise in COVID-19 cases as a highly transmissible subvariant of omicron, BA.2, has spread. A string of high-profile cases in Washington last week included Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Attorney General Merrick Garland and several lawmakers.

Jha said on Monday that he’s “not overly concerned right now” about another surge due to the BA.2 variant. He stressed that there are still very low inflection numbers and low hospitalization numbers.

The Transportation Security Administration’s mask mandate for travel on airplanes, buses, and rail systems went into effect with an expiration date of May 2021 but has been extended several times. In March it was extended through April 18.



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barb2554
barb2554
7 months ago

Its time to just say”NO”. If its fine to lift Covid restrictions on hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, then extending the mask mandate on airlines is nothing more than exerting more control on Americans and seeing how long we’ll stand for it. This while encouraging possibly infected law breaking migrants a free pass. It’s not science that we are following anymore, it’s political science

Frank2525
Frank2525
7 months ago
Reply to  barb2554

I suggest all check on net for istory of Swine Flu 1818-1819 and find it was equivalent to this Pandemic. Planet Earth has Viruses since it formed, and did not have politicians getting involved. Medical Personnel treated and cared for the sick. Left the healthy alone..

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
7 months ago
Reply to  barb2554

Right on!

Redhead
Redhead
7 months ago

What is going on? Biden is telling people to wear mask and he and his staff are not wearing mask. What is good for the Goose is good for the Gander. He is an old man and he better watch himself, because if he gets Covet, he may end up in Intensive Care Unit.

Janie Falgout
Janie Falgout
7 months ago
Reply to  Redhead

Rules for us not for the elites. Serve dementia Joe right if he gets the virus and I don’t care if he does

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
7 months ago

More evidence that Democrats are all about control of the populace–in every way possible.

Patriciao
5 months ago

I just remind myself everyday that Almighty God is in control and not these unelected criminals whose evil plans will continue to fail!!

Patriciao
5 months ago

Screw the mask mandate!! This is illegal and against our constitutional rights!! That little piss ant needs to stop over stepping his bounds because I for one will not comply!!! Can’t wait until this fool and who he really is and his handler Obama gets thrown to the curb!!!!!

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