Federal Mask Requirement Extended for Public Transportation

Published on: December 6, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through March 18, 2022. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on February 1, 2021, with an initial expiration date of May 11, 2021. It was first extended through September 13, 2021, and then to January 18, 2022.

While this announcement extends the date of enforcement, all other aspects of the requirement remain unchanged, including exemptions and civil penalties.

TSA also issued a statement on the face mask extension. Learn more about FTA’s guidance to the transit industry on the Federal mask requirement for public transit at the FTA Transit Mask Up webpage.

TSA Face Mask Requirement Extension Press Release
TSA Security Directive
CDC Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs
TSA Statement on the Face Mask Extension
FTA Transit Mask Up Webpage

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