CDC Restates Recommendation for Masks on Planes, Trains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.

Americans age 2 and older should wear a well-fitting masks while on public transportation, including in airports and train stations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended, citing the current spread of coronavirus and projections of future Covid-19 trends.

For months, the Transportation Security Administration had been enforcing a requirement that passengers and workers wear masks.