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TSA Mask Mandate and Security Directive

As of 8 p.m., the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provided guidance regarding the withdrawal of its mask Security Directives.

Effective immediately, the TSA will not enforce its mask-related security directives.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on April 19, TSA withdrew its Security Directives that required mask wearing at airports and mask usage is optional in MAC-owned or -operated facilities.

The decision follows an April 18 court ruling that struck down the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Jan. 29, 2021, order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at public transportation hubs.

The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings. TSA's withdrawal of its directive does not preclude a transportation operator from imposing its own face mask requirements.

As more information becomes available, the Metropolitan Airports Commission will continue to share it throughout the airport community.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding as we navigate this dynamic situation.