APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – When the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance on mask wearing for vaccinated individuals, some travelers thought the rules would be tossed to fly. The Transportation Security Administration says not so fast. “The TSA issued a security directive for all persons in the Airports and on flights to wear a mask at all times,” said Rachel Engeler of Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. Engeler says, for the most part, travelers get it. “Overall I think everybody understands the need for them,” said Engeler.
At Green Bay Austin Straubel International, signs remain up and masks remain provided for anyone entering the building. Local 5’s Eric Richards spoke to travelers about the rule extension. “It’s not like a huge deal putting on a mask,” said Matthew Trotter traveling to California. Trotter is used to it he says. “It’s not a huge inconvenience, but obviously I want it to go back to normal.” Dennis Sutliff was picking up his son, who was flying in. “It’s fine, it’s fine with me as long as I guess people need to talk their precautions,” said Sutliff. Both Trotter and Sutliff say they are fully vaccinated.