Passengers of means of transport will have to continue using masks until September 13. This was said by the US Transportation Security Administration on Friday.
The requirement is for passengers on airplanes and other means of transport such as trains, buses, etc. Passengers will have to continue using masks to be able to use the services and thus avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
The mandatory mask use order, which took effect on February 1, expired on May 11.
Masks “remain an important tool in defeating this pandemic,” said Darby Lajoye, director of the Transportation Security Administration agency. This is despite the fact that about half of American adults have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Failure to use a mask in means of transport can lead to penalties
The rule requires all passengers to wear a face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout the country’s transportation network. This includes airports, buses, and trains. Children under the age of two and people with some disabilities are exempt from this rule.
Those who do not respect the norm of use of a mask can be liable to fines. Penalties for violating the rule range from $ 250 to $ 1,500 for repeat offenders.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) said that people who have already received doses of the vaccine against the virus can travel without as much risk. But despite this, they will continue to require the use of a mask, maintain social distance and other measures to avoid infections.
With information from The Associated Press
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