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Below is information on what the airport is doing:

Effective July 1, 2020 Face Coverings Required in Terminal

Governor Kate Brown announced  that Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning this Wednesday July 1. The guidance applies to businesses and members of the public visiting indoor public spaces.

Customers and visitors of the Redmond Municipal Airport and indoor spaces open to the public are required to:

Wear a mask, face shield, or face covering unless the individual is under 12 years of age, except as follows:

  • Masks, face shields or face coverings are not required while eating or drinking.
  • Masks, face shields or face coverings are not required when at a business or in an indoor space open to the public and engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face shield or face covering not feasible, such as strenuous physical exercise, or performers singing or playing an instrument if at least six (6) feet of distance is maintained from others.

Individuals who have a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe or a disability that prevents the individual from wearing a mask, face shield or face covering can request an accommodation to enable full and equal access to services, transportation, and facilities open to the public.


Customers and visitors of businesses and indoor spaces open to the public between the ages of 0 and 12 years old:

  • Children under the age of two (2) are not required to wear a mask, face shield, or face covering.
  • It is strongly recommended that children between two (2) and 12 years of age, wear a mask, face shield, or face covering at all times in all indoor spaces open to the public, particularly in places where it is likely that physical distancing of at least six (6) feet from other individuals outside their household unit cannot be maintained, and where vulnerable people may go.
  • Because children between the ages of two (2) and 12 years of age can have challenges wearing a mask, face shield, or face covering properly (e.g., excessively touching the face covering, not changing the face covering if visibly soiled, risk of strangulation or suffocation, etc.) we urge that if masks, face shields or face coverings are worn by this age group, that they be worn with the assistance and close supervision of an adult.

For a detailed description of the Oregon Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance click the following link:https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2288K.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3FUUPlGMAl5pdcuCBK5_ka2xLAjroVttOGX5ycZsD4Hp22Qj08XwYOuBM

 

 

Social Distancing in the TSA Line:
 
Working with TSA, we have made some adjustments to the lines as you approach the security checkpoints to provide more space between the lines of passengers. In order to provide additional space between the passengers in front of you and behind you, we ask everyone to practice social distancing and spread out rather than crowd other passengers nearby.

What is RDM Doing to Protect Passengers and Employees:
  • Increased the frequency and intensity of efforts to disinfect restrooms and other public areas with cleaning agents intended to kill germs.

  • Airlines have increased the frequency and intensity of efforts to disinfect aircraft and their facilities. 

  • The Administration Office is closed to public access.  For continuity of operation, Airport Administrative staff is separating each department into two groups.  While the first group works onsite, observing social distancing guidelines, the second group will telework from home.  The two groups will rotate weekly.  

  • Multiple Hand Sanitizer Stations throughout the Terminal.
Travel Restrictions:
 
It’s important to be aware of the CDC's current travel advisories. CDC recommends that older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel to most global destinations. To date, we have not received any information about domestic travel restrictions.
 
Passenger Traffic at RDM:
 
As airlines continue to reduce their flight schedules, RDM has experienced a significant reduction in passenger traffic. We are now seeing passenger traffic at approximately 90% less than normal. 
 
However, despite these reductions, the airport is still open and flights are still operating.

Individuals who develop symptoms during their travel should contact their medical provider immediately.  For general questions about the virus and/or symptoms call the free COVID-19 non-emergency hotline at 541-699-5109, open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The hotline connects callers with caregivers and county health professionals.