On October 19, 2020, the CDC updated guidelines on COVID-19 and said that public transportation operators “should refuse boarding” to passengers who don’t wear a face mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The CDC reemphasized current guidelines for wearing masks on planes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares and said masks should be worn in airports, bus terminals, train stations and seaports as well.
Companies can have masks available for those who don’t have a mask. Exemptions can be given for children under age 2 and people with a disability or hearing impairment that prevents them from wearing a mask. Individual airlines and transportation companies have created their own mask requirements this year and have sometimes banned passengers for not wearing a mask. However, airports and other transportation hubs have asked for guidance on wearing masks during the full travel experience, particularly inside airports and in crowded security lines.
Read the updates from the CDC on their website. Stay well, stay safe, and stay tuned!