Fargo passengers welcome end to mask mandate
FARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – For the first time in almost two years, masks are no longer mandatory at airports. That’s after a federal judge on Monday struck down a national public transportation mask mandate.
Fargo Airport Authority Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein said the airport received word from the TSA that the security directive mandating face coverings ended at 7:41 p.m. Monday.
Dobberstein says there was a sense of relief at the airport with the news, both amongst airport and TSA employees who were charged with mask-wearing enforcement which was, at times, a source of conflict, as well as for flyers.
“There’s a lot of appreciative passengers,” he said. “It went over real well.”
Travelers who still want to wear masks are welcome to do so.