DOJ Appeals Judge Ruling On Flight Mask Mandate
On Monday, a federal judge in Florida overturned the CDC’s mask mandate in the United States flying on domestic flights. The judge stated that the CDC has not provided proof to support the mandate and that it “overstepped its authority.”
Now, on Wednesday, the Justice Department appealed a ruling.
“It is CDC’s continuing assessment that at this time an order requiring masking in the indoor transportation corridor remains necessary for the public health,” the CDC said in a statement. “CDC will continue to monitor public health conditions to determine whether such an order remains necessary. CDC believes this is a lawful order, well within CDC’s legal authority to protect public health.”
This appeal means that the administration will go to a higher court to try and extend the mandate, placing masks back on flights and all public transportation.
The CDC wants to preserve authority for public ruling in the future. “That’s important for two reasons: One because we think it’s entirely reasonable, as does the Department of Justice, for the CDC, the health and data experts – health experts most importantly in our administration – to be able to have that time to evaluate. But also because they want to fight to ensure the CDC’s authority and ability to put in mandates in the future remains intact,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
Stay tuned for more information on this as we learn it.
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