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In accordance with recent guidance from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), face masks will no longer be required at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, the Rider Transit Center or while riding the bus. Customers and employees may continue to choose to wear a mask at their own discretion.

The guidance from TSA comes after a federal court ruling on Monday, April 18, that effectively nullified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 order requiring masks on public transportation. Following the court ruling, officials at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport and Rider Transit were notified that effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its mask-related security directives.

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport and Rider Transit appreciate the public’s cooperation and continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and remain dedicated to providing the highest quality service and commitment to safety.

Read the statement from TSA (Monday, April 18, 2022).