Biden Signs Order Requiring Face Masks on Planes, Trains, and Buses

By Kurt Stolz on 21 January 2021
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A day after his inauguration, President Biden signed an executive order requiring people to don face masks on planes, trains, and buses, as well as at airports.

“Today, we’ll be signing an additional executive action to extend masking requirements on interstate travel, like on trains, planes and buses,” he said in a televised speech addressing the administration’s coronavirus pandemic response.

The action comes shortly after the death toll in the United States reached 400,000 and the number of infections in the country passed the 25 million mark.

The global number of infections is now over 97 million, and over two million people have died from the virus worldwide.

The Trump Administration steadfastly rejected calls from unions representing transportation workers as well as from health officials to require masks in such settings.

“Changing the course of the Covid crisis,” the new president said on Wednesday, his first day in office, would be a top priority, and he signed an order mandating masks on federal property shortly after the inauguration.

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