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Casper-Natrona airport no longer requires masks per new TSA directive

The control tower is seen just beyond Atlantic Aviation at the Casper Natrona County International Airport in August of 2017. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper-Natrona County International Airport is no longer requiring people to wear face masks in its terminal.

An airport employee confirmed Wednesday the airport has lifted masking requirements pursuant to new TSA policies.

The TSA announced Monday it would no longer enforce rules requiring masks on public transportation and transportation hubs. That directive came after a federal judge in Florida ruled Monday the federal mask mandate on public transportation was unlawful, according to NPR.

On Tuesday, Casper Area Transit said it lifted mask requirements pursuant to the new federal guidelines. The public transportation service in the Casper area is still providing masks for passengers who want to wear one.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend that people wear face masks when using public transportation and indoor transportation settings, according to the TSA.