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Judge rules against mandate; Uber, Amtrak, airlines dropping mask requirements for customers and employees

Companies have lifted COVID-19-related restrictions following a federal judge’s decision to strike down the national mask mandate. Airlines and airports eagerly dropped the mask restrictions on Monday after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it wouldn’t enforce the January 2021 order that applied to airplanes, airports, taxis and other mass transit. The Centers for Disease […]

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CDC to significantly ease pandemic mask guidelines today

The Biden administration will significantly loosen federal mask-wearing guidelines to protect against COVID-19 transmission on Friday, according to two people familiar with the matter, meaning most Americans will no longer be advised to wear masks in indoor public settings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday will announce a change to the metrics […]