Justice Dept. to enchantment order voiding journey masks mandate
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
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The Justice Department is submitting an enchantment searching for to overturn a decide’s order that voided the federal masks mandate on planes, trains and journey hubs, officers stated Wednesday.
It got here minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requested the Justice Department to enchantment the choice handed down by a federal decide in Florida earlier this week.
A discover of enchantment was filed in federal courtroom in Tampa.
The CDC stated in a press release on Wednesday that it’s its “continuing assessment that at this time an order requiring masking in the indoor transportation corridor remains necessary for the public health.”
The CDC stated it can proceed to observe public well being situations to find out if a mandate would stay needed. It stated it believes the mandate is “a lawful order, well within CDC’s legal authority to protect public health.”