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Travel Mask Mandate Struck Down: Here’s What NYC Needs To Know

A person wearing a face mask rides the subway on Feb. 10. (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)NEW YORK CITY — The list of places where New Yorkers are absolutely required to wear masks just got shorter.A federal judge struck down a federal mask mandate for travelers Monday and unleashed mid-flight waves of uncovered faces on airplanes. Officials nationwide, including in the Big Apple, scrambled to react to the decision. Many welcomed the rule’s end as a return to normal after two years of COVID-19 restrictions, but others raised concerns that it came as a new viral wave appeared poised to strike.