Long Beach Airport Requires All Passengers, Employees, Visitors to Wear Face Covering

12 May

Long Beach Airport announced, according to a press release of Tuesday, May 12, it is requiring all passengers, employees and visitors to wear a facial covering on airport property, which is in line with the City of Long Beach’s current “Safer at Home” order and guidance from public health experts.

Courtesy of the City of the City of Long Beach

Mayor Robert Garcia said, “As the economy slowly reopens and the public begins to travel again, we want to ensure the safest possible experience for all passengers.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a facial covering that covers the nose and mouth when in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Examples of appropriate facial coverings include bandanas, neck gaiters or cloth masks with ties or straps. It is important to note facial coverings are not a replacement for physical distancing and frequent hand washing.

Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry said, ““Our partners at Long Beach Airport have come together to provide a consistently safe environment, while maintaining the comfortable experience our customers have come to expect.”

“We look forward to seeing more passengers but are grateful the public is taking the health order seriously and avoiding non-essential travel. LGB is ready to welcome your return.”

All five airlines serving the airport, as well as concessions and rental car companies, now require facial coverings for customers and employees. Transportation Security Administration officers at are also required to wear masks. Officers may ask guests to adjust or remove face coverings during the security screening process.

Besides requiring facial covering, the airprot LGB has additional safety measures, such as new disinfecting protocols and floor decals to create physical distancing. 

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on the City of Long Beach is doing to keep its residents safe, visit: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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