Biden administration to extend transportation mask requirement through mid-March: rapporto

Federal officials are expected to make a formal announcement regarding an extension through March 18 di giovedì, Reuters segnalato, citando fonti che hanno familiarità con la materia. Inoltre, President Biden is expected to discuss the extension during an event detailing his administration’s broader effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic this winter.

The current mask requirement was slated to expire on Jan. 18 following an extension last August. L'amministrazione per la sicurezza dei trasporti, which has issued guidance on previous extensions, and the White House declined Reuters’ richieste di commento.

President Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Lunedi, Nov. 29, 2021, a Washington. come il dott. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases listens. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Lunedi, Nov. 29, 2021, a Washington. come il dott. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases listens. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci) (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Public health officials have expressed concern about the omicron variant, the latest mutant strain of COVID-19. A California resident who was vaccinated against COVID-19 was confirmed as the first U.S. case of the omicron variant, which was first identified in South Africa.

FILE FOTO: Passengers wait in line inside the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, NOI., novembre 24, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

FILE FOTO: Passengers wait in line inside the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, NOI., novembre 24, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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