SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Chatham Area Transit (CAT) passengers will no longer be required to wear masks.

On Monday, CAT announced masks would be required through May 3 in accordance with the federal mandate for all transportation networks.

But a federal judge then voided the national mandate for airplanes and other public transportation.

“As a result, CAT is dropping the requirement,” a statement released Tuesday read. “Although the agency is continuing to encourage customers to wear masks as US health officials assess the impact of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases caused by the airborne coronavirus.”