America This stops the emphasis from Monday, April 18, 2022 Wear a mask On board aircraft and other means of public transport, as well as at airports and stations, later a. Florida Federal Judge Cancel that measure.
Judge Catherine Kimball Mizel, nominated by Donald Trump’s government for the Tampere (Florida) District Court, considered that the order Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, in English) “transcends the legal authority” of that national public health agency in the United States.
There was a federal government This obligation to wear a face mask has recently been renewed In the event of a resurgence of the Kovid-19 epidemic caused by the BA.2 submarine, by at least 3 May on public transport.
Withdrawal of obligation
The judge’s ruling means the CDC’s order to wear a mask on public transport will no longer be in effect, a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP.
The CDC They continue to recommend that “people wear masks in closed places related to public transport”, but they can no longer insist, the source explained.
Is a federal government agency Still reviewing the judge’s judgment and considering possible actionBut it is unclear if Americans will ever wear masks in the future. By plane, train, bus or suburbs.
The government had Last April 13 was extended and the mandatory use of the mask for two more weeks Mandatory by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on all transport networks, including air, airport, bus and rail.
According to the Florida Magistrate, the CDC They did not properly support their decision And violation procedures.
Judge Dr. gave the verdict in that case Anna Carolina brings two Tampa women named Daza and Sarah Pope.
They join non-profit organizations Health Freedom Defense FundWhich supports and sees “physical autonomy” It is illegal to force people to wear masks and test Covid-19.
How the US government has seen This measure of pressure was mounted suspended In late March, the managers of the country’s 10 major airlines, including international flights, wrote a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to withdraw the order, believing it was “lacking in the current health context”.
And at the end of March, several states, along with Republican leaders, filed a lawsuit against the federal government for revoking the order to wear masks on public transportation.
Federal rules allow fines to be levied on passengers who refuse to wear masks on their travels, and those fines range from $ 500 to $ 3,000 for repeat offenders.