Flight Attendants Union: Extend Face Masks Mandate

USA Today reports:

With several states lifting mask mandates and COVID-19 vaccination rates on the rise, travelers are starting to ask when they will be able to fly without wearing a mask. It shouldn’t be anytime soon, flight attendants say.

The federal mask mandate on planes and in airports, signed by President Joe Biden in January and due to expire May 11, should be extended through September, the president of the largest flight attendants union said during a U.S. Senate subcommittee meeting.

“We are still in the middle of the crisis,” Sara Nelson [photo], president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, said during a meeting of the Aviation subcommittee of the Senate Commerce and Transportation committee.

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