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Broadway Theaters to Go Mask Optional on July 1 

Theaters in New York's Broadway district can get rid of rules requiring theater-goers to wear masks beginning July 1, the Broadway League announced Tuesday. All 41 Broadway theaters will become "mask optional." Lifting the pandemic-era restriction wasn't an easy judgment call. "There are more people that want masks off than on, but plenty still wants…

Coronavirus

CDC Recommends Travelers Still Wear Masks on Planes and Trains

The CDC is steadfast that passengers wear masks on planes and trains because all indications point to a major Covid surge this summer as travelers increasingly ditch masks.

CDC Recommends Travelers Still Wear Masks on Planes and Trains

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Aren’t Rushing to Ditch Mask Mandates

Although tour operators frequently deal with customers frustrated about having to wear masks, they are sticking to their own mandates mostly, especially since many destinations where operators run trips still have rules in place.

Tour Operators Aren’t Rushing to Ditch Mask Mandates

Airlines

U.S. Justice Department Appeals Ruling Ending Mask Mandates on Planes, Trains

Here we go. The mask wars are back on, and it's travelers who will face mass confusion. It may just be the airlines' zeal to repeal their own mask mandates was a little too much celebration too soon.

U.S. Justice Department Appeals Ruling Ending Mask Mandates on Planes, Trains

Airlines

Canada Will Keep Mask Mandate for Planes

Not wanting to toe the U.S. line, Canada decides to retain its mask mandate on planes, calling it a layered approach to keeping travelers safe.

Canada Will Keep Mask Mandate for Planes

Airlines

U.S. Planes, Trains Mask Mandate Ruled Unlawful by Federal Judge in Florida

The judge's decision is a bitter blow for the Biden administration, which had argued that the mask mandate was needed to slow the spread of Covid. But the issue is far from settled because it's unclear if the ruling will take immediate effect.

U.S. Planes, Trains Mask Mandate Ruled Unlawful by Federal Judge in Florida

Coronavirus

Extending Transit Mask Mandate Beyond April 18 Being Debated by White House

The increase in Covid cases — including an outbreak among prominent U.S. politicians — comes at an inopportune time for those calling for the transit mask mandate to be lifted. It also makes it difficult for the Biden Administration to justify ending the mandate so soon when the country is facing another surge.

Extending Transit Mask Mandate Beyond April 18 Being Debated by White House

Airlines

U.S. Passengers Fined $645,000 for Mask Violations in Past 12 Months

A growing number of travelers are (literally) letting their guard down, but don't expect the Transportation Security Administration to show any leniency towards maskless flyers.

U.S. Passengers Fined $645,000 for Mask Violations in Past 12 Months

Coronavirus

CDC Declines to Lift Airplane Mask Mandate Despite Easing Covid Guidelines

Lifting the airplane mask mandate would've been an awfully premature victory lap considering the fight against Covid is far from over.

CDC Declines to Lift Airplane Mask Mandate Despite Easing Covid Guidelines

Coronavirus

Texas Top Cop Sues White House to Overturn Airplane Mask Mandate

The continuing anger expressed by many surrounding the federal mask mandate always led to the possibility of political figures seeking allies in courts to get it thrown out. Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton - who is a spotlight of a criminal probe – is leading the charge.

Texas Top Cop Sues White House to Overturn Airplane Mask Mandate