Mask Mandate Requirement Extended at Airports

Submitted by Aviatrix Communications

The Tri-Cities Airport would like to remind all visitors to the airport that while Washington state has lifted COVID-19 indoor mask requirements, face masks are still required while in the airport terminal and on the airplane. Today the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the federal mask requirement through April 18, 2022.

Even if vaccinated, the TSA requires that everyone aged two and older wear a face covering while inside an airport. Masks are also required while boarding and traveling on an airplane. However, visitors are no longer required to wear a mask while outdoors at airports, including in the parking lot or on the curb.

“While the federal mask mandate remains in effect, we ask that everyone who visits the Tri-Cities Airport comply with regulations and wear a mask inside the terminal,” stated Buck Taft, Director of the Tri-Cities Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also has a zero-tolerance policy for airplane passengers who refuse to wear face coverings. Failure to comply with the mask mandate can result in fines or prosecution.

About the Airport

Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) is the largest airport in the Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon region and the third-largest air carrier airport in the state of Washington. With connections to several major hubs, the airport is served by aha!, Alaska, Allegiant, Avelo, Delta, and United airlines. For more information about the airport, visit the website or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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