Mask Mandates Lifted for All Transportation in South Florida, Including Ride-Sharing Services – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

(WSVN) – South Florida has lifted mask mandates. As of Tuesday, the use of face coverings has become optional on all transportation.

Face coverings are now optional at Miami and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports. Airports no longer enforce mask mandates, after a federal judge in Florida struck it down.

Most airlines are also following suit.

Masks are also not required aboard Metrorail and Metromover trains. Tri-Rail, Brightline and Amtrak are doing the same thing.

However, Miami-Dade Transit encourages anyone with underlying conditions or symptoms of COVID to wear a mask.

The same applies to anyone riding a transit bus in Miami-Dade or Broward County.

Passengers are no longer required to wear a face covering to board.

There are no more mask mandates for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, which include both drivers and passengers.

Uber also relaxed its no-front-seat ride policy, which required passengers to sit in the back seat to give drivers more room during the pandemic.

On Tuesday night, the Justice Department said it will not appeal the court’s ruling that ended the nation’s mask mandates, unless the CDC believes masks are still necessary.

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