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

Federal officials are expected to make a formal announcement regarding an extension through March 18 星期四, 路透社 已报告, 引述熟悉此事的消息来源. 此外, 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. The Transportation Security Administration, which has issued guidance on previous extensions, and the White House declined Reuters’ 征求意见.

President Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, 星期一, 十一月. 29, 2021, 在华盛顿. 作为博士. 安东尼·福西, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases listens. (美联社照片/ Evan Vucci)

President Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, 星期一, 十一月. 29, 2021, 在华盛顿. 作为博士. 安东尼·福西, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases listens. (美联社照片/ Evan Vucci) (美联社照片/ 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.

档案照片: Passengers wait in line inside the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, 新泽西州, 我们。, 十一月 24, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

档案照片: Passengers wait in line inside the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, 新泽西州, 我们。, 十一月 24, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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