Airports adjust face mask rules following judge’s ruling

Face masks are no longer required on airplanes and inside airports including San Francisco International following an unexpected ruling from a federal judge in Tampa, Florida, who struck down the mandate on Monday.Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, who sits on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, issued a 59-page order that immediately halted the federal government’s requirement that travelers wear a mask.  The nationwide injunction ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority when the agency issued the mandate and the CDC violated its power to make public hearth orders pertaining to sanitation, which is afforded to the agency by the Public Health Service Act of 1944.