CBJ Stock Image

Masks no longer required at Juneau Airport or on Capital Transit

April 19, 2022 – News

Masks are no longer required on public transportation and in transportation hubs – like the Juneau International Airport, and on Capital Transit and CAPITAL AKcess. The Transportation Security Administration, according to an April 18 statement, is no longer enforcing its federal security directives requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs after a federal judge ruled against it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.

Last week, TSA extended the federal security directive for mask use – on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, rideshares, as well as in airports, bus or ferry terminals, train or subway stations, seaports, and ports of entry – for 15 days through May 3. Yesterday, a U.S. District Court judge in Florida voided the mask requirement.