Both SEPTA and Amtrak are no longer requiring passengers and employees to wear face coverings after a federal judge threw out the CDC’s nationwide mandate.
A federal judge said masks are no longer required on planes, but the return of Philadelphia’s indoor mask mandate means passengers still need to mask up in the airport terminal.
With confirmed COVID-19 cases doubling, Philadelphia is bringing back the indoor mask mandate.
The TSA is extending the mask mandate on planes and public transportation through April 18, while taking steps that could lead to lifting the rule.
The city’s vaccine mandate for indoor dining and other places serving food and drink was lifted Wednesday A new restriction system based on case counts, positivity rates, and hospitalizations is in place.
The masks will be available for pickup at pharmacies and community health centers across the country.
The justices in a 5-1 decision put on hold a lower-court order. If the justices hadn't acted, the mask mandate would have ended on Saturday.
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