Biden Admin. Extends TSA Mask Mandate

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

On Wednesday, the Biden administration announced the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will extend the federal mask mandate for all transportation through May 3rd due to the recent rise in BA.2 variant cases. The mask mandate for travel on airplanes, in airports, on buses, and rail systems was set to expire on April 18th.

The Hill reports:

“In order to assess the potential impact the rise of cases has on severe disease, including hospitalizations and deaths, and health care system capacity, the CDC Order will remain in place at this time. At CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive and emergency amendment for 15 days, through May 3, 2022,” a CDC spokesperson told The Hill.

This extension of the TSA mask mandate is the shortest yet. The mandate has been in place for 14 months and initially went into effect with an expiration date of May 2021.

TSA extended it a few times, most recently in March by one month. Before that, it was extended in December before it was set to expire just after the new year.

The White House was under pressure to make a decision on whether to extend the mandate in light of the rise in cases and White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha said earlier this week that extending the mandate was “absolutely” being considered.

Earlier in the week Philadelphia, PA announced it was also reimposing its indoor mask mandate.



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Don
Don
3 months ago

The boob is just continuing to mess with the real American people to keep up the chaos.

Richard Perry
Richard Perry
3 months ago

so why do they not follow the sinces

tzwksq
tzwksq
3 months ago
Reply to  Richard Perry

You mean senile?… they are… well, the sheeple are anyway.

Lee Martinsen
Lee Martinsen
3 months ago
Reply to  Richard Perry

The also don’t follow the science. It’s all about control. They are eager to see how far they can push us and control us.

CGR37912
CGR37912
3 months ago
Reply to  Richard Perry

That is just for us to do but not them. Because this is their religion and they can make it whatever they want from one day to the next

Mike Rowley
Mike Rowley
3 months ago

What happened to “Following the Science” these inept people in the “Let’s Go Brandon” haven’t a scintilla of “Science” to support this Orwellian approach to mass transport!
Joe would rather the US Taxpayer spend $30,000 per month to support his worthless son, the crook and con artist, as well as a drug addict!

eod927
eod927
3 months ago

Idiots

Sue
Sue
3 months ago

What’s the point, Biden. You know the masks don’t work. You know the jabs don ‘t work (no matter how many you get). Stop restricting us.

CGR37912
CGR37912
3 months ago

All I can say is here we go again…and before May 3rd there will be another reason to mandate the crazy crap. I will certainly be glad when this guy and his gang of idiots are thrown out of office justifiably

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