The CDC released new guidelines that say people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask to go out in most cases.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have relaxed masking guidelines for vaccinated Americans, and some states have lifted masks on masks.

But the mask will still be a must if you travel by plane, train or bus this summer.

The Transportation Security Agency on Friday extended mask requirements for planes, airports, railways, rail systems and other modes of transport through Sept. 13.

The power of attorney, which starts February 1, is scheduled to expire on May 11.

“Federal mask requirements across transportation seeks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in public transport,” TSA senior official Darby La Joye said in a statement. At least one vaccine and mask remains a vital tool in defeating the epidemic. We will continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess the need for these directives and recognize the level of compliance that has been significant so far. ”

The TSA said the waiver of the masking requirement for travelers under 2 and those with certain disabilities will continue. Therefore, fines for non-compliance are also Fines start at $ 250 and up to $ 1,500 for repeat offenders.

Flight attendants, airlines and others have pushed for an extension.

The president of the largest flight attendant union said during a U.S. Senate subcommittee meeting earlier this month that the airline still needed federal support to compel passengers to comply with mask requirements.

“We are still in crisis,” Sara Nelson, president of the Aviation Participants Association – CWA, said during a meeting of the Senate’s Commercial Committee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation, “I think. That it is It is important that we recognize that and stay in this course with all (and) our all (and) diligent mask policy in an effort to vaccinate everyone. ”

Airlines began to require masks early in the epidemic. But long faced opposition from the minority and sought support from the federal government.

Concerns were greatly raised as airlines were gradually resuming serving food and beverages, Nelson said, that passengers would cover their masks for a long time.

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