PSC Response to Coronavirus

Update 6/25/20

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus has been confirmed in Washington state, and more cases are expected in the United States and around the world. The Tri-Cities Airport is actively monitoring the situation and following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other federal and state health agencies. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

The Tri-Cities Airport is committed to keeping our passengers and workers as healthy and safe as possible. At this time, we are taking several measures to minimize the spread of germs:

  • Floor markings throughout the terminal to maintain social distance
  • Plexiglass guards at counters and gates
  • Frequent cleaning of high-touch public areas
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal
  • Restaurant seating closed
  • Children’s play area closed
  • Masks required in the terminal, on airplanes and in ride-share autos like Uber
  • Cashierless, automated kiosks to pay for parking
  • Automated airline check-in kiosks
  • CDC guidelines posted throughout restrooms and terminal, in English and Spanish

We also rely on everyone who comes through the airport to protect themselves and others.

Watch the below video to learn about flying during the pandemic.

Protect Yourself

People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions. 

• Maintain a social distance of six feet whenever possible.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Protect Others

If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should

• Wear a face covering, such as a mask, bandana, neck gaiter, or scarf.  

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

• Stay home when you are sick.

As the world continues to respond to the outbreak, many airlines and travel companies are canceling events, modifying policies, or providing itinerary changes free of charge. For information about specific travel plans, check with your airline or travel provider before arriving at the airport.

If you have traveled from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2 weeks. If you develop symptoms during that period (fever, cough, trouble breathing), seek medical advice. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out, and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.

Additional Resources:

Washington State Department of Health:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

We'd like to share this report of our PSC Passenger Survey Insights. It's based on a survey we posted on this website asking people what they would expect related to air travel and airport safety measures at PSC.