CDC Issues Order Requiring Travelers To Wear Face Masks

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CDC Issues Order Requiring Travelers To Wear Face Masks

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by Matt Turner -

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order on January 29 requiring the wearing of masks (over the mouth and nose) by travelers to prevent spread of COVID-19. Conveyance operators must also require all persons onboard to wear masks when boarding, disembarking and for the duration of travel. Additionally, operators of transportation hubs must require all persons to wear a mask when entering or on the premises of a transportation hub.

This order must be followed by all passengers on public conveyances (including, airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares and more) traveling into, within or out of the United States, as well as conveyance operators (crew, drivers, conductors and others) and operators of transportation hubs (airports, bus or ferry terminals, train or subway stations, seaports, ports of entry) or any other area that provides transportation in the United States.

Conveyance operators are told to board only those who are wearing masks; instruct travelers that federal law requires wearing a mask and failure to comply violates federal law; monitor travelers onboard the conveyance for anyone who is not wearing a mask and to seek compliance from them; disembark anyone who refuses to comply; and provide travelers with prominent and adequate notice to facilitate awareness and compliance of the requirement to wear a mask.

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