LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Patrons and passengers in airports across the U.S. are no longer required to wear masks while in transit.

On Monday, the U.S. government dropped the mandate enforcing the requirement of masks in airports after a federal judge deemed it “unlawful”.

The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) followed the ruling by releasing a statement further solidifying the mandate’s abatement, it is as follows:

“Due to today’s court ruling, effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. TSA will also rescind the new Security Directives that were scheduled to take effect tomorrow. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.”

On Tuesday morning, Blue Grass Airport’s Community Relations Manager Lauren White released a statement that stated the airport will no longer require masks.

“Following TSA’s decisions yesterday to no longer enforce mask-related security directives, mask requirements are no longer enforced at Blue Grass Airport. Passengers can now choose if they would like to wear a mask while in Blue Grass Airport. We are in the process of removing mask mandate-related messaging from within the airport.”

This is the first time since the summer of 2020, nearly two years, that masks will not be required on planes.