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BC Lifts Mask Mandate on University Shuttles

Boston College is no longer requiring masks on University shuttles, according to a BC Transportation and Parking tweet on Wednesday. 

The MBTA’s mask mandate was lifted on Tuesday for its transportation services. This decision comes after a federal judge struck down the federal mask mandate for public transportation—including on buses, trains, and airplanes—on Monday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had previously extended it until May 3. 

The CDC, however, appealed the federal court ruling through the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday. 

“When people wear a well-fitting mask or respirator over their nose and mouth in indoor travel or public transportation settings, they protect themselves, and those around them, including those who are immunocompromised or not yet vaccine-eligible, and help keep travel and public transportation safer for everyone,” the statement reads. 

The University lifted its temporary mask mandate on Jan. 31, and the City of Newton rescinded its mask mandate for public spaces on Feb. 18. The City of Boston also lifted its mask mandate on March 5.

April 20, 2022