TSA to extend transportation mask mandate into January

Originally Published: 17 AUG 21 16:25 ET

    (CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration will extend its US federal transportation mask mandate through January 18, according to a source familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity because the announcement has not been made public.

The mandate was set to expire on September 13.

More than 2,867 incidents of passengers violating the federal mask mandate have been reported to the Federal Aviation Administration so far this year, the FAA said Tuesday.

Reuters first reported the mandate extension.

TSA said in a statement Tuesday it does "not yet have an announcement regarding face masks at this time." The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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