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Companies have lifted COVID-19-related restrictions following a federal judge's decision to strike down the national mask mandate.
Airlines and airports eagerly dropped the mask restrictions on Monday after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it wouldn't enforce the January 2021 order that applied to airplanes, airports, taxis and other mass transit.
TRAVELERS REACT TO END OF THE AIRLINE MASK MANDATE WITH JOY, APPLAUSE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recently extended the mask mandate, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 to allow more time to study the BA.2 omicron subvariant of the coronavirus – which is now responsible for the vast majority of cases in the U.S.
The court ruling puts that decision on hold.
Here are some of the companies that have removed regulations:
Uber announced Tuesday that it will no longer require both riders and drivers to wear masks, effective immediately.
"As of April 19, 2022, riders and drivers are not required to wear masks when using Uber," the ride-share company said on its website. "However, the CDC still recommends wearing a mask if you have certain personal risk factors and/or high transmission levels in your area."
Uber has required all riders and drivers that use its platform to wear masks since May 18, 2020.