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TSA won't enforce Covid mask mandate on planes, public transit after court ruling, White House s

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A federal judge in Florida on Monday ruled that the CDC had overstepped its authority when it issued a mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation.

The CDC mandate is no longer in effect and the TSA will not enforce it at this time, a Biden administration official said.

The White House is reviewing the court's ruling and the Justice Department will decide whether it will appeal, according to press secretary Jen Psaki.

The court's ruling comes less than a week after the CDC extended the mandate for 15 days, amid a rise in Covid infections nationwide due to the more contagious omicron BA.2 subvariant.

The Transportation Security Administration will not enforce the mask mandate on public transportation, after a federal judge in Florida on Monday vacated the Biden administration's national Covid mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation, ruling that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had overstepped its authority.

The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks on public transit, a Biden administration official said.


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