As things start to return to the pre-pandemic times, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is reminding travelers that it’s working closely with its partners to keep the public safe.
Although international air travel may not return to normal for a little while, those looking to travel domestically will be greeted by new travel rules at SEA.
“Federal and state public health officials continue to advise that the community avoid non-essential travel; however, looking ahead to travel restrictions easing and the gradual increase in traffic we are using this time to prepare for the next phase of re-opening our economy,” stated the Port of Seattle in a news release on Friday.
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The next time you go to the airport, be ready with a mask. As of May 18, all passengers, visitors, and workers in the public areas of SEA have been required to wear face coverings.
You’ll also notice that the airport has taken measures to increase physical distancing in queues, seating areas, as well as booths and tables. You’ll also see plexiglass barriers on each check-in booth and food area, to protect both yourself and the workers.
Airport staff will continue to frequently disinfect high-touch areas with medical-grade cleaning products and have added 230 hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminals.
New touchless travel technologies and ultraviolet light cleaning technologies may be implemented in the coming months, and SEA is currently also evaluating emerging issues such as health screenings and temperature checks.
“We are working with other airports and federal and local officials to design and implement the best public health protocols. Our goals to provide you a consistent, predictable, comprehensive, and scientifically-grounded approach to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” stated a news release.
If you’re going to the airport anytime soon, remember to maintain your distance from others, wear a cloth face covering, and wash your hands often with soap and water.