$1,500 Fine For Mask Violators - TSA
ETN - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has recommended a fine of $250, increasing to up to $1,500, for repeated violations of its recently released federal transportation mask requirement.
"Based on substantial aggravating or mitigating factors, TSA may seek a sanction amount that falls outside these ranges," the agency wrote during a Friday update.
On Sunday, TSA was authorized to fine passengers who fail to suits the new mask requirements on public transportation systems.
“This will help prevent further spread of COVID-19 and encourage a unified government response,” Darby LaJoye, a senior TSA official who is performing the duties of the agency head, said at the time. “As we still experience impacts from this pandemic, we are committed to this measure because the proper thing to undertake to to for the TSA workforce, for our industry stakeholders and for passengers.”
President Biden enacted an executive order on Jan. 21 requiring federal agencies to need immediate action making masks mandatory on public transportation, after which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance requiring face masks to be worn while travelers are at or any any transportation hubs.
The new requirements ask that travelers taking any public transportation keep their face coverings on while browsing airport checkpoints, bus and rail stations, and while traveling on passenger aircraft, public transportation, passenger railroads and buses. the principles extend through May.
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