TSA extends transportation mask requirement until fall

A requirement that individuals on planes and different types of transportation within the U.S. put on masks to forestall the unfold of COVID-19 will stay in place by way of a minimum of Sept. 13, the Transportation Safety Administration mentioned Friday.Associated video above: Extra People reserving flights, nonetheless down from earlier than pandemicThe mandate, which went into impact Feb. 1, was set to run out Might 11. Darby Lajoye, the performing TSA administrator, mentioned in asserting the extension that masks “stay an necessary instrument in defeating this pandemic” regardless that about half of U.S. adults have obtained a vaccine. The rule requires individuals to put on a masks to assist stop the unfold of COVID-19 throughout all transportation networks within the U.S. That features at airports, on buses and on trains. Individuals underneath 2 and with sure disabilities are exempt. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has mentioned that totally vaccinated individuals can journey however its tips nonetheless require using masks, social distancing and different measures to forestall the virus.The TSA says it has obtained experiences of two,000 individuals who violated the rule, which took impact February 2. The company additionally not too long ago started sending citations to alleged violators, an official instructed CNN earlier this month. The official couldn’t say what number of have been issued. There are a number of investigatory and evaluation steps earlier than a quotation is in the end issued.Penalties for violating the rule begin at $250 and might go as much as $1,500 for repeat offenders.Flight attendant teams that had pushed for the mandate applauded Friday’s transfer.The Affiliation of Flight Attendants mentioned it “will hold passengers and aviation employees secure,” and the Affiliation of Skilled Flight Attendants referred to as sporting a masks “the best means we are able to safeguard passenger and crew security.”CNN contributed to this report.

A requirement that individuals on planes and different types of transportation within the U.S. put on masks to forestall the unfold of COVID-19 will stay in place by way of a minimum of Sept. 13, the Transportation Safety Administration mentioned Friday.

Associated video above: Extra People reserving flights, nonetheless down from earlier than pandemic

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The mandate, which went into impact Feb. 1, was set to run out Might 11.

Darby Lajoye, the performing TSA administrator, mentioned in asserting the extension that masks “stay an necessary instrument in defeating this pandemic” regardless that about half of U.S. adults have obtained a vaccine.

The rule requires individuals to put on a masks to assist stop the unfold of COVID-19 throughout all transportation networks within the U.S. That features at airports, on buses and on trains. Individuals underneath 2 and with sure disabilities are exempt.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has mentioned that totally vaccinated individuals can journey however its tips nonetheless require using masks, social distancing and different measures to forestall the virus.

The TSA says it has obtained experiences of two,000 individuals who violated the rule, which took impact February 2. The company additionally not too long ago started sending citations to alleged violators, an official instructed CNN earlier this month. The official couldn’t say what number of have been issued. There are a number of investigatory and evaluation steps earlier than a quotation is in the end issued.

Penalties for violating the rule begin at $250 and might go as much as $1,500 for repeat offenders.

Flight attendant teams that had pushed for the mandate applauded Friday’s transfer.

The Affiliation of Flight Attendants mentioned it “will hold passengers and aviation employees secure,” and the Affiliation of Skilled Flight Attendants referred to as sporting a masks “the best means we are able to safeguard passenger and crew security.”

CNN contributed to this report.