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CDC no longer requiring travelers to wear masks in outdoor transit hubs

(NBC) -- You no longer need to wear a mask if you are waiting outside an airport.

That is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says it will no longer require mask wearing in outdoor areas of public transportation.

This includes airports, bus terminals, subway stations and ferries. However, masks are still required indoors at a transportation hub, regardless of vaccination status.

The agency continues to recommend the wearing of masks in these areas by those who are not fully vaccinated.

The CDC says it made the change because of the "lower risk of transmission outdoors." The agency says until it can amend the Jan. 29 order, which required face masks at transportation hubs. It will exercise "its enforcement discretion to not require wearing a mask in outdoor areas."

This article originally appeared on NBC News


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