TSA Extends Face Mask Order

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the organization focused on keeping transportation by air, bus and rail safe and secure for travelers. In response to COVID-19 in February of 2020, the TSA initiated a face mask requirement for all travelers, and they have extended it until September 13, 2021.

Children under 2 years old and those with certain disabilities are exempt from the face mask order, but all other travelers in airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on buses, and on rail systems will be required to wear a facemask or risk a fine ranging from $250 – $1,500.

TSA officers at screening checkpoints will continue to require people to lower their face mask to confirm their identity, but the mask must be worn in all other areas of public transportation facilities.

The CDC only recommends travel for those who are fully vaccinated or who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 3 months and have fully recovered. People in those categories have the least chance of spreading COVID-19 or becoming infected with the virus.

Form more information about travelling safely, visit the CDC’s website <HERE>.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand