Judge Catherine Kimball-Maisel also says the CDC did not follow the correct procedure or justify the decision to extend the order until May 3.
The sanitary pad requirement was originally supposed to last until April 18, but the CDC wanted more time to study the omicron variant, which now accounts for the majority of cases in the United States.
In light of the decision, the Transportation Administration (TSA), which is responsible for security at the country’s airports, will not enforce regulations that “enforce the use of face masks on public transportation and in transit hubs,” the TSA said.
Airlines have fought against the order, saying that purifying the air on modern planes makes infection unlikely. In Congress, many Republicans fought against the muzzle requirement.
Shortly after the court’s decision, the four largest airlines in the United States, United Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, announced that they had dropped the sanitary pads order, the New York Times wrote.
On Monday evening, train operator Amtrak said employees and passengers no longer need to wear face masks.
However, the CDC continues to recommend that people wear face masks on public transportation and at stations and airports.
Mouth horns are still an important preventive measure against COVID-19. spokeswoman Kimberly Woods says anyone who needs and chooses to wear a face mask is encouraged to do so.