The CDC on Tuesday reiterated its recommendation to wear masks on planes, trains, and buses.
A court ruling last month struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.
In a media statement, the CDC recommended all persons aged 2 and older – including passengers and workers – wear a well-fitting mask in indoor areas of public transportation.
Prior to the April court order striking down the CDC mask mandate, the Transportation Security Administration enforced a requirement for all passengers and workers to wear masks. The most recent mandate was set to expire on May 3. But when a federal judge in Florida ruled the mandate illegal on April 18, the TSA indicated it would no longer require the mandate.
The CDC has asked the Justice Department to appeal the court’s decision.