A judge struck down the federal mask mandate on public transportation, but that doesn't mean masks are gone everywhere.
A federal judge in Florida struck down the federal mandate that called for passengers to be masked on all forms of public transportation, including on airplanes and trains. So does that mean masks are gone everywhere? Not exactly.
The federal mandate is suspended
First of all: Yes, this court decision means that the federal rule is not being enforced at the federal level.
The Biden administration has said the rule is not in effect right now, although they are exploring “next steps,” which could possibly involve new regulations or court challenges—so consider this temporary. The Transportation Safety Authority (TSA) has also said they are not enforcing the mandate.