Federal judge in Florida throws out national mask mandate for travelers

Health Freedom Defense Fund, an Idaho-based advocacy group, and 2 Florida women brought the suit in July 2021

By: - April 18, 2022 3:36 pm
Airline passenger wears a mask in the terminal

In this file photo, a passenger looks at his phone while wearing a protective face mask at the Phoenix International Airport on March 14, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. (Carol Coelho/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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