Face masks no longer required on Wichita public transportation and in airport

By Tammara Fogle | April 19, 2022

Face masks will no longer be required at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, at Wichita Transit facilities or on Wichita Transit vehicles, city officials said Tuesday.

Officials cited a decision by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which said that a court ruling overturning its mask mandate required its removal.

“Due to today’s court ruling, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at public transportation hubs is no longer in effect,” TSA said.

The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings. TSA’s withdrawal of its directive does not preclude a transportation operator from imposing its own face mask requirements.