The government is recommending that travelers wear face coverings during air travel and says airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing
Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but stopped short of requiring them to do so.
The officials also recommended — but did not move to require — travelers wear face coverings in airports and on planes. All leading U.S. airlines now require passengers to wear masks, but regulators have refused a request by the airlines to make it a federal rule.
The Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services departments made those and other recommendations in a report containing guidelines for reducing the risk of spreading the new coronavirus by air travel.
The agencies said airlines and airports…
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