PERMANENT PANDEMIC? TSA Extends Covid Mask Mandate on Planes Until At Least April 18

The Transportation and Safety Administration confirmed Thursday its plan to extend the Covid mask mandate on transportation until April 18th.

The original mandate was set to expire next week.

“At CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for one month, through April 18th,” an official told Fox News.

“During that time, CDC will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor. This revised framework will be based on the COVID-19 community levels, risk of new variants, national data, and the latest science. We will communicate any updates publicly if and/or when they change,” said the official.

“Given strong declines in COVID-19 cases and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest guidance eliminating indoor mask requirements for much of the population, we believe TSA’s mask mandate should be allowed to expire later this month,” wrote a group of 92 Republican lawmakers.

This is a developing story…