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CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

A traveler walks through the George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Dec. 3, 2021, in Houston. A federal judge in Florida struck down on Monday the CDC mask mandate for travelers. | Brandon Bell, Getty Images
(CNN) — A federal judge in Florida struck down on Monday the Biden administration’s mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods.
US District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said the mandate was unlawful because it exceeded the statutory authority of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and because its implementation violated administrative law.
It is unclear clear how quickly the ruling will be implemented at airports or train stations across the country or if the Justice Department will attempt to block the ruling and file an appeal.
Just last week, the CDC extended this mask mandate through May 3. The masking requirement applied to airplanes, trains, and other forms of public transportation, and has been in place since the early phases of the pandemic in 2020.
This story is breaking and will be updated.
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Source: eastidahonews.com

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