Today, the United States government confirmed that the nation’s transportation face mask mandate — which includes modes of transit like airplanes, buses, trains, Disneyland Resort buses, and Walt Disney World Resort buses, ferries, Monorail trains, and Skyliner gondolas — will be extended until at least January 18, 2022.
President Joe Biden’s administration confirmed late on Tuesday it plans to extend requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations through Jan. 18 to address ongoing COVID-19 risks.
A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesperson confirmed the extension, first reported by Reuters. “The purpose of TSA’s mask directive is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation,” the spokesperson said
Major U.S. airlines were informed of the planned extension on a call with TSA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday, four people briefed on the matter said.
The previous federal mandate requiring face coverings on all transportation was set to expire on September 13, 2021.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort have abided by federal mask requirements — such as the transportation mask mandate — and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) face mask guidelines.
Currently, in addition to transportation mask requirements, both Disney World’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and Disneyland’s two theme parks — Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure — are requiring Guests age two and over to wear appropriate face coverings indoors, unless actively eating or drinking in a stationary position.
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