佛罗里达州政府. 罗恩·迪桑蒂斯, 共和党人, 在一个 statement announcing the lawsuit that
“it is well past time to get rid of this unnecessary mandate and get back to normal life.
The states joining Florida in the effort include: 阿拉巴马州, 阿拉斯加州, 亚利桑那, 阿肯色州, 佐治亚州, 爱达荷州, 印第安那州, 堪萨斯州, 肯塔基州, 路易斯安那州, 密西西比州, 密苏里州, 蒙大拿, 内布拉斯加, 俄亥俄, 俄克拉荷马州, 南卡罗来纳, 犹他州, Virginia and West Virginia.
分别, groups of airline employees have also sued the administration this month seeking to block the mask requirement from ever being re-imposed.
The lawsuits filed by 10 pilots and nine flight attendants ask courts, in identical language, to issue a “permanent injunction prohibiting CDC and Department of Health and Human Services from ever again issuing a mask mandate for any sector of society since Congress has never approved this.” The government has not yet filed responses to the lawsuits.
The CEOs of the nation’s largest airlines and the union representing Southwest Airlines flight attendants have also urged the Biden administration to lift the measure
The mandate remains in place through April 18 after the administration issued a one-month extension.