PSC Response to Coronavirus

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 providing extra cleaning in the airport’s high-touch areas. We also rely on everyone who comes through the airport to protect themselves and minimize the risk of spreading germs:

Protect Yourself

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

• 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

• Stay home when you are sick.

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

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

 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:

PSC would like to hear from you as we prepare for travel to resume in a post-COVID 19 environment. Please take a few minutes to participate in the COVID-19 Recovery Passenger Survey. Passenger Survey