ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Mask requirements on public transportation in two of Alaska’s largest cities will no longer be required after a federal judge in Florida struck down the requirement, officials in Anchorage and Juneau said Tuesday.
Masks will no longer be required on any form of public transportation in Anchorage, Mayor Dave Bronson said. Riders may still choose to wear a mask if they like, his office said in a statement.
“I am pleased to see the federal court decision reject this mandate that kept Alaskans from making their own health decisions for themselves and their families,” Bronson said in the statement.
The municipality still encouraged people to stay home if they are ill, the statement said.
Masks will no longer be required on public transportation and in transportation hubs, like Juneau International Airport, a statement from the City and Borough of Juneau said.