OFFICIALS: Face masks no longer required for Baton Rouge Metro Airport, CATS

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Published: Apr. 19, 2022 at 12:02 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2022 at 3:15 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials said face masks are now optional at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, effective immediately.

They added employees, passengers, and guests at BTR are no longer required to wear face masks as a result of the recent court ruling and withdrawal of the TSA mask mandate.

In addition, the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) announced it would no longer enforce its mask mandate on buses, paratransit vehicles, and at CATS facilities due to the TSA’s change in enforcement of masks on public transportation and transportation hubs.

Officials with Baton Rouge Metro Airport noted masks may still be required by individual airlines and at destination airports, so passengers are advised to carry a mask with them while traveling.

CATS reports that it will continue to recommend people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time in concurrence with the CDC.

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