To ensure we are equipping our readers with all the information they need, we will continue to report on all travel, safety, and COVID-related news that could impact a Disney Parks visit.
There have been a lot of changes to mask requirements around the country lately, and there may be more to come.
Recently, many airlines as well as airports removed their mask mandates, as did rideshare services like Uber. A judge in Florida recently voided the federal mask mandate on public transportation, but now, that could change.
The United States Department of Justice is appealing the court ruling that said the federal government’s travel mask mandate was unlawful, according to ABC News. The court ruling recently ended the U.S.’s mask mandate on public transportation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that masks are still necessary on planes, inside airports, and at other transportation hubs. They wrote in a statement: “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.”
“CDC’s number one priority is protecting the public health of our nation. As we have said before, wearing masks is most beneficial in crowded or poorly ventilated locations, such as the transportation corridor,” the CDC said, according to CBS News.
Yesterday, the Biden administration announced that it intending to appeal the Judge’s ruling that struck down the CDC’s mask requirement but ONLY if the CDC “decides that extending the measure is necessary,”according to The New York Times.
Do note that after the national mask mandate was ruled as unlawful, Disney World made masks optional on all transportation, as they were previously a requirement. We’ll be on the lookout for more updates regarding the mask ruling and appeal, so stay tuned to DFB for news.