The Biden administration is extending the mask mandate on planes and public transportation for one more month while taking steps that could lead to lifting the rule.
Approximately 93% of TSA employees are in compliance with the federal employee vaccine mandate deadline, quelling concerns that the mandate would impact holiday travel.
Two Senators are worried that too many unvaccinated employees at the TSA could disrupt agency operations as the COVID vaccine deadline looms for federal employees.
The Transportation Security Administration will require Americans to wear masks on public transportation until at least early next year.
Legislation has been introduced that would require the TSA to conduct a pilot program to check passengers’ temperatures at airports.
The TSA has created a map showing airport locations where officers worked who are known to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Both the House and Senate have now introduced bills to give full collective bargaining rights to TSA officers.