Tri-Cities Airport commences imposing federal mask mandate

The Tri-Metropolitan areas Airport is joining other transportation web sites throughout the nation in imposing a mask mandate for defense of COVID that went into effect Feb. 1.

Whilst the airport in Pasco has expected masks considering that final summer time, an govt buy by President Joe Biden gives stricter enforcement and penalties. Masks are now necessary at all transportation hubs, which includes educate and bus stations.

Any one at the airport like travellers, operators and site visitors will have to now put on masks that go over equally their nose and mouth.

Little ones beneath the age of 2 are exempt, as are these who have particular wants problems defined by the Facilities for Disease Handle and Avoidance.

The mandate needs masks be manufactured of strong material devoid of slits or exhalation valves and healthy comfortable around the facial area. Encounter shields are not regarded an satisfactory substitution.

Scarves, bandannas or comparable deal with coverings also are not permitted. Complete aspects of styles of masks authorized can be discovered at

Travellers may possibly request a experience mask from airport staff, but will not be permitted to board a flight without 1.

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The Tri-Cities Airport at 3601 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco is the third biggest industrial airport in the state and has three runways. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald