The Department of Justice has filed an appeal to a federal judge’s ruling that overturned the federal mask mandates on airplanes and other modes of public transportation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had urged the department to take this action in order to protect against the spread of COVID-19. The Mask Mandate has been put into place in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Mask Mandate requires that all people traveling on planes, trains, buses, and other forms of public transportation must wear a face mask. The Mask Mandate is backed by scientific evidence that shows that wearing a face mask can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Mask Mandate is an important tool in the fight against COVID-19, and the Department of Justice’s appeal is an important step in preserving this critical measure.
In light of today’s assessment by @CDCgov that an order requiring masking in the transportation corridor remains necessary to protect the public health, the Department has filed a notice of appeal in Health Freedom Defense Fund, Inc., et al., v. Biden, et al.
— Anthony Coley (@AnthonyColeyDOJ) April 20, 2022
Shortly before the DOJ’s announcement, the CDC issued a statement saying it had urged the department to file the appeal now instead of waiting until next month.
“It is CDC’s continuing assessment that at this time an order requiring masking in the indoor transportation corridor remains necessary for the public health,” the agency said in a statement, adding that it believes it is “well within CDC’s legal authority to protect public health.”
Denver International Airport and many airports lifted the mask mandate immediately after her ruling, with some doing so mid-flight. Amtrak, Uber, and other major transit providers did the same.