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Masks now optional at BWI and public transit

April 19th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports that for the first time in more than two years, travelers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and many other airports nationwide, are no longer required to wear masks. A decision by a federal judge in Florida to throw out a national mask mandate for public transportation across the U.S., giving airports, mass transit systems, airlines and ride-hailing services the option to keep mask rules or ditch them entirely, resulting in rules that vary by city and mode of transportation.

BWI confirmed to WBAL Tuesday morning that masks in the airport will be optional stating that airport visitors and workers are welcome to continue to wear a mask if they choose to do so.

The Maryland Department of Transportation also announced on Tuesday that wearing masks on public transportation will now be optional.

“Effective immediately, masks are now optional on all MDOT MTA buses, trains, and Mobility vehicles,” MDOT said in a news release