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Will TSA mask mandate be extended past April 18 expiration?

KCBS Radio, April 11, 2022 (Audio)

April 11, 2022

Will TSA mask mandate be extended past April 18 expiration?

Andrew Noymer, epidemiologist, demographer [and associate professor of public health] at UC Irvine, weighed in on the conversation, stating to KCBS Radio that he would stay masked up even if the mandate is lifted. “That’s tricky. I know the airlines are pushing very hard to lift that, they’re not happy about it. I personally would mask on any flight, whether or not the order is lifted, but that being said I am a big believer of being careful,” he explained. … “I think going through the security line in TSA is probably a riskier affair than actually sitting in your airplane seat for four hours.”