Airlines, transit agencies and rideshare companies across the country are no longer requiring passengers and staff to wear face coverings after a federal judge in Florida on Monday struck down federal mask mandates for public transportation. That’s leaving travelers to navigate a patchwork of local rules and raising health and safety questions for some. We’ll talk about the impact of the ruling, which the Department of Justice may appeal, and hear how you’re feeling about going maskless on airplanes, trains and buses.
As Mask Mandates Lift, Travelers and Transportation Workers Weigh COVID Risks
Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, Infectious Disease Specialist, UCSF Medical Center
Raychel Armstrong, flight attendant, Allegiant Airlines, vice president of TWU Local 577
Sergio Avedian, senior contributor, The Rideshare Guy, a blog focused on the gig economy, and part-time driver for Uber and Lyft
Selena Simmons-Duffin, health policy correspondent, NPR