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Federal mask requirement for Juneau airport & Capital Transit extended thru April 18

March 10, 2022 – News

Masks will continue to be required on public transportation and in transportation hubs – like the Juneau International Airport and on Capital Transit and CAPITAL AKcess – through April 18. The Transportation Security Administration extended the federal security directive for mask use based on a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The requirement was originally set to expire March 18. Read FAQs and learn more here.

According to a TSA statement, “CDC will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor. This revised framework will be based on the COVID-19 community levels, risk of new variants, national data, and the latest science.”

Outside of the Juneau airport and Capital Transit, the City and Borough of Juneau currently recommends wearing a mask in indoor public areas – particularly for those who are immunocompromised or live with people at high risk for severe illness – but there is no mask requirement.