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Bay Area transit agencies weigh whether to keep mask mandate

Original post made on Apr 19, 2022

A Monday ruling by a federal judge in Florida overturning mask mandates on public transportation doesn't appear to be immediately changing local transit agency policies.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm

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This shows me that this has long been a political mandate rather than a health mandate. Anecdotes show announcements being made on planes with flight attendants walking down the aisles with trash bags for masks.

Yet there are still young children in preschools that are mandated to wear masks in front of teachers wearing masks, and children with speech problems and trouble identifying facial expressions as a result.

It has long been a problem of policing the mandates. Flight attendants have been expected to uphold this mandate and they are not the people to be doing this government mandated policy. Fights on planes have been a big problem and it should be remembered that this has been a contentious issue since people started getting back in the skies. Expecting staff to enforce mandates, whether vaccination, testings, or masks, was a folly.

Posted by merry
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Apr 20, 2022 at 7:14 am

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And the confusion continues! No wonder there is so much mistrust

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 20, 2022 at 2:33 pm

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Perhaps Santa Clara businesses that have been ruined by restrictions during the pandemic should take a leaf out of the book and go to court.

It will be interesting.

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