April 30. The Transportation Security Administration has extended a federal mandate that requires people to wear masks on public transportation through Sept. 13.
Extended April 30, the initial mandate went into effect Feb. 1 and was set to expire May 11.
The extension of the mask mandate — which includes at airports, on commercial aircrafts, and on commuter bus and rail systems — is consistent with CDC policies, TSA officials said.
Children younger than 2 and individuals with certain disabilities are exempt from the requirement, but others could face penalties if they fail to comply. Current penalties for noncompliance start at $250 and increase to $1,500 for repeat offenders.
Source: Beckers Hospital Review