Sky Harbor Airport Will Require Face Masks Starting June 1st

Going to the airport? Don't forget your mask.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport have announced that ALL travelers will be required to wear face coverings effective June 1st.

Via the Sky Harbor Airport website:

Effective June 1, 2020 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will require all employees and members of the public entering public airport facilities, including the terminals, the Rental Car Center, the PHX Sky Train®, and Airport buses to wear a face covering.In concert with major airlines, the TSA, airports across the country including Seattle, Denver, LAX, New York’s JFK, Boston Logan, Miami, and even companies such as Uber, everyone in public airport facilities will be required to cover their noses and mouths.

Travelers, employees, and those visiting the airport should bring their own face covering to wear throughout the airport. Several airport stores are currently selling masks, with more stores to offer additional options soon.

The face covering does not have to be commercially purchased. It can be a homemade cloth mask, or bandana – as long at the requirement is met to cover the nose and mouth. The CDC has instructions on how to create and wear a cloth face covering.

Exceptions to this requirement include:

  • Children two years of age or younger
  • Any child age 12 years or less unless parents and caregivers supervise the use of face coverings, or any individual who has a physical disability that prevents easily wearing or removing a face covering
  • Any individual who is hearing impaired and uses facial and mouth movements as part of communication, or it is necessary for communicating with an individual using facial and mouth movements to share information
  • Individuals consuming food or beverages
  • Individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a documented medical condition
  • When necessary for identification verification purposes
  • When necessary for taking photographs for Aviation Credentialing/Security Badging purposes

We will continue to maintain a thorough 24-hour cleaning schedule. The number of times per day high-touch areas are sanitized was increased at the onset of the COVID-19 global health pandemic, and these vigilant sanitation efforts will remain in place.

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