Federal Mask Requirement Extended for Public Transportation

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through January 18, 2022. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on February 1, 2021 with an expiration date of May 11, 2021 and was then extended through September 13, 2021.

While this announcement extends the date of enforcement, all other aspects of the requirement remain unchanged, including exemptions and civil penalties. 

Learn more about FTA’s guidance to the transit industry on the Federal mask requirement for public transit at the FTA Transit Mask Up webpage.

TSA: Face Mask Requirement Extension Press Release
TSA: Security Directive 1582/84-21-01
CDC: Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs
FTA: Transit Mask Up Webpage