Due to the court ruling on April 18th, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and in transportation hubs. TSA’s statement regarding face mask use on public transportation, released April 18, 2022 read:
“Due to today’s court ruling, effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. TSA will also rescind the new Security Directives that were scheduled to take effect tomorrow. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.”
Masks are no longer required in RFTA buses, on Snowmass Transit, or at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. We strongly encourage anyone who is not fully vaccinated, feeling ill, or who is immunocompromised to use caution and consider facial coverings for their personal safety. We encourage all individuals to determine their own personal level of risk mitigation and to take the appropriate steps that are right for them to protect themselves from disease and continue to follow the healthy best practices.
The RFTA, Snowmass Transit, and Aspen/Pitkin County Airport will continue to work with local and state health departments to ensure that all safety measures are followed, as needed, now and into the future. The airport will continue to maintain ongoing COVID cleaning protocols, and face masks will be provided to those individuals who want them. While passengers are no longer required to wear facial coverings in the passenger terminal at the airport, all passengers are encouraged to contact their respective airline to ascertain their air carrier’s specific facial covering requirements. Visit our website for the most up-to-date information on additional Travel guidance and guidelines.