US public transit mask mandate not in force after court decision -official By Reuters

© Reuters. People ride a subway with social distancing signs on a floor inside a train as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Milan, Italy, April 27, 2020. REUTERS / Flavio Lo Scalzo / File Photo

(Reuters) – A mask mandate on public transportation and airplanes will not be enforced at present, an official in US President Joe Biden’s administration said on Monday after a federal judge in Florida ruled that the order was illegal.

“TSA (Transportation Security Administration) will not enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs at this time,” the official said.

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