The CDC despite no longer having enforcement powers still wants people to wear masks on planes and trains.
The CDC is not planning to go away anytime soon.
Yesterday, the embattled agency struggling to maintain credibility issued their recommendation that passengers on planes, trains, and public transportation continue to wear masks while traveling.
The announcement stated that Americans ages 2 and older should wear well-fitting masks while on public transportation, including in airports and train stations. The agency gave the reasons for the suggestion as to the current spread of coronavirus and projections of future Covid-19 trends.
The agency can only suggest wearing the mask since a federal judge in Florida struck down their rule on April 18. The TSA said it would no longer enforce the mandate the same day.
According to published reports, the CDC has asked the Justice Department to appeal the decision. Still, on Tuesday, CDC officials declined to comment on the status of the appeal. DOJ officials did not immediately respond to a request for information.