The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that it is now a federal crime in the United States for citizens to use public transportation without wearing a mask.
They issued a statement on Friday that asserted federal regulations requiring “face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation (which includes all passengers and all personnel operating conveyances).”
“People must wear masks that completely cover both the mouth and nose while awaiting, boarding, disembarking, or traveling on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares [like Uber],” the CDC said.
Of course Joe Biden will go along with whatever the CDC says because he doesn’t have a backbone, nor does he care.
The measures even extend to “transportation hubs (e.g., airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations, seaports) and other locations where people board public transportation.”
The CDC has the authority to declare being maskless on public transportation a federal crime thanks to a 1944 law, the Public Health Service Act. It states: “The Surgeon General, with the approval of the Secretary, is authorized to make and enforce such regulations as in his judgment are necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the States or possessions, or from one State or possession into any other State or possession.”
Public transport staff are asked to take the role of policing the new rules by using their “best efforts to ensure that any person on the conveyance wears a mask when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel.”
Operators are required to “instruct people that wearing a mask on the conveyance is a requirement of federal law and that not complying with the requirement is a violation of federal law.” They must also invigilate passengers to ensure obedience and “disembark any person who refuses to comply.”
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