UTA drops mask requirement for trains and buses
Apr 19, 2022, 8:44 AM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 1:30 pm
(Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority announced passengers on all UTA trains and buses will no longer need to wear masks.
The announcement comes after a federal judge in Florida struck down the Biden administration’s national mask mandate on Monday.
“In response to the federal court ruling, UTA is no longer requiring masks to be worn on our system. We continue our enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures, and will keep providing masks on our buses and trains for riders who wish to use them,” officials said in a tweet.
In response to the federal court ruling, #UTA is no longer requiring masks to be worn on our system. We continue our enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures, and will keep providing masks on our buses and trains for riders who wish to use them.
— Utah Transit Authority – UTA (@RideUTA) April 19, 2022
Several U.S. airlines and airports also announced masks are optional on their aircraft.
Among them is Salt Lake City International Airport, which said it will no longer enforce the mask mandate. Airports officials will continue to offer masks to those who request them.
SLC International is aware of the changes to enforce the mask mandate. The Airport will continue to provide masks to those requesting them and suggests passengers continue to wear masks as recommended by the CDC.
— SaltLakeCityAirport (@slcairport) April 19, 2022