Reactions are Mixed Regarding the Lifting of the Public Transportation Mask Mandate


While many people are cheering the lifting of the masking requirement for public transportation, others are fearful that the lax rules now could lead to more cases of COVID-19 infections. Those who face higher risks say they are especially nervous. In interviews, older Americans, people with compromised immune systems, parents with young children, and low-income workers who rely on public transportation worried that they would now be at even greater risk with every bus ride or plane trip.