The TSA screened the most passengers since the pandemic began this past
weekend and the CDC has new guidelines about traveling with facial coverings.
A sign this morning that air travel is on the rise the TSA screening the most
passengers since the pandemic began on Sunday. As the CDC issues new
guidelines about traveling with a mask Gio Benitez is at Laguardia airport in
New York with more on all of this good morning Geo. Hey Amy! Good morning.
Yeah, air travel really hit a new milestone this weekend and this is especially
encouraging for airline workers who are struggling so much. Take a look at this
right now because the TSA is reporting more than one million people went through
airport security checkpoints Sunday that is the first time since the start of the
pandemic. Air travel is still down about 60 percent compared to last year but it is
a huge jump from a low of just 87,000 people back in April. The TSA also says
it screened more than 6 million people over the last week that is the highest
weekly number since marching. And, Geo with more people traveling now we're
also hearing about that new guidance now from the CDC. Yeah, that's right!
The CDC is now joining airlines in strongly recommending mass on public
transportation for all travelers two years and up, and we're talking about buses
trains and of course planes. Now here's what the CDC is saying, transmission
of the virus through travelers has led to and continues to lead to interstate and
international spread of the virus which causes Covid19. The CDC says,
masks will help protect Americans and they'll give people the confidence to start
traveling again and traveling again safely, Amy. Yes, wear your masks. Can't say
it enough. Well hey there GMA fans. Robin Roberts here. Thanks for checking
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