Illinois (ECWd) –
As we continue to expose malfeasance across virtually every level of public service in Illinois, the most recent lifting of mask mandates for a large number of students from the Temporary Restraining Order issued against Governor Pritzker, the Department of Public Health, and the State Board of Education has now created yet another misinformation campaign with total disregard for the truth and rule of law.
The short version, Is if anyone tells you that you have to wear a mask on a school bus because it’s federal law they should be ignored because it is not federal law.
“In this LIVE stream training, AFS Founder Thomas DeVore breaks down the federal laws associated with mask requirements on public transportation. According to [USC02] 49 USC Ch. 53: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, school bus service is NOT defined as public transportation. ”
[USC02] 49 USC Ch. 53: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
(15) Public transportation.—The term “public transportation”—
(A) means regular, continuing shared-ride surface transportation services that are open to the general public or open to a segment of the general public defined by age, disability, or low income; and
(B) does not include—
(i) intercity passenger rail transportation provided by the entity described in chapter 243 (or a successor to such entity);
(ii) intercity bus service;
(iii) charter bus service;
(iv) school bus service;
(v) sightseeing service;
(vi) courtesy shuttle service for patrons of one or more specific establishments; or
(vii) intra-terminal or intra-facility shuttle services.