No more masks on mass transit

Photo courtesy of Cherriots.

Although the US Justice Department said April 20 they might appeal the decision, a federal court judge in Florida effectively ended the federal mask mandate this week. Within hours, airports and mass transit agencies across the country were announcing they were dropping the requirement, including the Salem-Keizer area Cherriots service.

“Effective immediately, masks are optional for Cherriots riders and employees,” said a press release on April 19 . . .

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