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U.S. CDC issues federal transportation mask mandate effective February 1

Stock MarketsJan 30, 2021 12:15AM ET
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© Reuters. California lifts regional stay-at-home orders during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order late Friday requiring masks in interstate transportation and at transit hubs, including airplanes, mass transit, taxis and trains, starting late Monday.

The CDC said the mask mandate, effective from Feb. 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST, also covers ride-share vehicles and subways and makes not wearing a mask as instructed a violation of federal law. The order does not apply to private cars or commercial trucks being driven by a sole operator.

The CDC directive follows an order from President Joe Biden on Jan. 21 directing agencies to "immediately take action" to require masks on transportation and at transit hubs.

U.S. CDC issues federal transportation mask mandate effective February 1
 

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Rick Baier
Rick Baier Jan 31, 2021 8:57AM ET
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Statistics. Why does the CDC leave out this statistic 99.8 % of those who contract covid 19 recover. But that doesn't play into the media's agenda
Gary Christy
Gary Christy Jan 30, 2021 4:13AM ET
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if masks worked there would be no China flu because the Chinese have been wearing masks forever. if masks worked why the six foot rule if the six foot rule worked why the masks. a mask is not going to keep a microorganism from getting to you. this is control
DaVinci Black
DaVinci Black Jan 30, 2021 4:13AM ET
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this is common sense. not politics. russia indonesia, ukraine, france, dominican republic all have similar mask mandates. Stop getting your information from ignorant people
John Klan
John Klan Jan 30, 2021 2:53AM ET
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That's it Joe ,finish off the airline industry with more mandates to disincentivise people from flying.
DaVinci Black
DaVinci Black Jan 30, 2021 2:53AM ET
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thats ignorant. you already had to mask up to fly. This should have been done a year ago
Jo Doe
Jo Doe Jan 30, 2021 12:51AM ET
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About time. One year late.
Cameron Fischer
Cameron Fischer Jan 30, 2021 12:51AM ET
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Masks dont work ... your skin and eyes are openings for virus insertion, so you catch the virus with or without a mask.
Mark Henline
Mark Henline Jan 30, 2021 12:49AM ET
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apparently masks will go toward our new gdp number...lol
Joseph Sherwood
Joseph Sherwood Jan 30, 2021 12:35AM ET
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Unconstitutional
 
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