Florida judge voids travel mask mandate; White House responds | USA TODAY


The decision by a Florida judge says the mandate exceeded the authority of the CDC, which failed to justify the order.

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The federal government said Monday passengers traveling on airplanes and other forms of public transportation won’t be required to wear a face mask for now after a federal judge in Florida voided the mandate.

The decision Monday by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa says the federal mask mandate exceeded the authority of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which failed to justify the order and didn’t follow proper rulemaking procedures.

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