April 21, 2022
CDC’s number one priority is protecting the public health of our nation … wearing masks is most beneficial in crowded or poorly ventilated locations, such as the transportation corridor.The CDC responding to a recent court decision that overturned the federal mask mandate; the Justice Department has begun an appeal to challenge that ruling.
- The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal — the very first stage of a challenge to a recent ruling that halted the mask mandate on public transportation.
- However, the DOJ did not argue for a “stay” of the judge’s ruling, so people will not suddenly have to start wearing masks again during this appeal process.
- Backstory: Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled the federal mask mandate was not legal because it was beyond the authority of government and did not follow proper procedure.
- Why It Matters: This appeal could set up a showdown over one of the few lingering mandates from the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Jenna Lee,