Traveler Updates: Coronavirus
The safety of the traveling public, guests and employees is of the utmost importance to the Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA). The airport maintains a comprehensive plan to address all aspects of public safety and has a protocol in place to address individual passengers who exhibit symptoms of an infectious disease.
The airport is in regular contact with public health authorities to stay informed and is acting on the most up-to-date information on the evolving coronavirus pandemic. The SLCDA follows all guidelines provided by public health experts to keep the traveling public and employees safe.
The airport is taking a number of steps to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus and has increased the use of disinfectant in high touch areas of the airport, including moving walkways, stair and escalator handrails, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons and seating areas. The airport has also increased the frequency that airport restrooms are sanitized and has hand sanitizer stations available through out the airport.
Some shops and restaurants at the airport are operating under reduced hours or may be temporarily closed. The concessions that are open have implemented social distancing and other measures recommended by the Salt Lake County Health Department.
Only individuals with an airline ticket, airport badge or airport authorization will be allowed in the public areas of the airport. All drop-offs and pick-ups must be done curbside in designated locations or in the parking garage. One individual may accompany a tickets passenger, if the ticketed passenger needs assistance with arrival or departure.
It is critically important for everyone to remain vigilant and take useful precautions in this constantly changing climate. For questions about COVID-19, contact the Utah Coronavirus information line at 1-800-456-7707.
Health officials suggest frequent hand washing to prevent illness as well as these tips:
- Wear a cloth face covering in public or when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Stay home when sick and avoid contact with people who are sick
- Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw the tissue away and wash your hands to prevent the spread of germs
Following are flyers and links to resources for information about the Coronavirus:
- Utah.Gov multilingual resources
- Salt Lake County Health Department COVID-19 informational flyer
- Salt Lake County Health Department COVID-19 FAQs
- Salt Lake County Health Department COVID-19 update March 16, 2020
- Salt Lake County Health Department: Keeping the Workplace Safe
- Salt Lake County Health Department: What is Social Distancing?
- Information on the Coronavirus from the Utah Department of Health
- FAQs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) informational flyer
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Alert After Travel
- Intermountain Health Care Germ Watch - Coronavirus
- AeroMexico Airlines Coronavirus information
- Alaska Airlines Coronavirus travel page
- American Airlines Coronavirus travel updates
- Delta Air Lines News Hub Coronavirus information
- Frontier Airlines Coronavirus information
- JetBlue Coronavirus information
- Southwest Airlines Coronavirus information
- United Airlines Coronavirus information