01.30.2021

CDC orders sweeping U.S. transportation mask mandate as COVID-19 rages

CDC orders sweeping U.S. transportation mask mandate as COVID-19 rages Photo by Kevin Mohatt / Reuters

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sweeping order late Friday requiring the use of face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation Monday as the country continues to report thousands of daily COVID-19 deaths.

The order, which takes effect at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday (0459 GMT Tuesday), requires face masks to be worn by all travelers on airplanes, ships, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares and at transportation hubs like airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations and seaports.

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