The President has extended the travel mask requirement to May 3rd.
On Wednesday, Biden announced the move as a response to a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases nationwide.
The CDC extended the requirement to allow more time to study the BA-2 subvariant that is currently responsible for the most infections nationwide. The mask requirement for public transportation had been set to expire on Monday.
Daily confirmed cases have jumped from about 25,000 a day to more than 30,000 — a figure that does not include unreported positive results from at-home tests