US mask mandate for public transit will be extended through Jan. 18
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The current TSA mask mandate for travelers lasts through Sept. 13.
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The administration of US President Joe Biden is planning to extend the mask requirement on airplanes, trains and buses, as well as at airports and train stations, through Jan. 18. This comes as the highly contagious delta variant of the COVID-19 virus spreads across the globe. The current TSA mask mandate for travelers goes through Sept. 13.

Major US airlines were told about the planned extension on Tuesday during a call with the Transportation Security Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Reuters. A TSA representative confirmed the extension to CNET.

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