Should the government require passengers wear masks on flights? | The Tylt

Should the government require passengers wear masks on flights?

The White House came out against a requirement for passengers and workers to wear masks while in airports, flights and other forms of transit in the United States. Despite it being a common sense move that would protect people while enabling essential travel in the middle of a crisis, the White House refused. Like with the rest of the pandemic response, the Trump administration wants to delegate the decision-making to the state and local level—it's not their problem to solve. However, airline, airportsflight crew unions and lobby groups have all called for a mask requirement from the federal government. 

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The Federal govenrment's piecemeal response to the pandemic has exacerbated the crisis, delegating authority down to states and local municipalities when the crisis calls for a coordinated plan and mobilization of resources on a national level. Mandating masks through legislation passed by Congress is a common sense move to protect both flight crews and passengers. It is a necessary thing to do to keep things running during a crisis. 

Delta's CEO Ed Bastian urged the White House for a mask requirement back in July:

"I think I can speak for corporate America: We're all frustrated with the politicization of safeguarding the health and well-being of our employees, as well as our customers," Bastian said. "We ask our customers to wear the mask, not only to safeguard themselves, but just as importantly safeguard others.”
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The White House spoke out against legislation that would have required mandate mask wearing by workers and passengers at airports and in planes as well as other forms of transit. Despite urging from industry associations, the White House argues it is not the federal government's place to impose a one-size fits all rule.

The White House Office of Management and Budget called the provision in a U.S. House of Representatives spending bill requiring the masks “overly restrictive.” It added that “such decisions should be left to states, local governments, transportation systems, and public health leaders.”
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