Phoenix Sky Harbor to require face masks starting June 1

Phoenix Sky Harbor to require face masks starting June 1
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport announced Wednesday, May 20, that it will require employees and travelers to wear a face mask starting June 1.

According to AZ Family, anyone in any public space in an airport facility will have to have some kind of mask. This includes the terminals, the Rental Car Center, the PHX Sky Train, and Airport buses.

Airports in Seattle, Denver, Miami, LAX, JFK in New York and Boston Logan have implemented similar measures.

As of May 20, the Tucson International Airport is not requiring visitors wear masks. Some airlines that have stops in Tucson do require them and they offer masks to travelers who don’t have one.

“The Tucson Airport Authority requires all people who enter the TUS terminal adhere to social distancing guidance," the TAA said in a release. "At this time, it is not a requirement to wear a face mask; however, it is highly recommended. The TAA requires all TAA staff wear a face mask in the public areas. In addition, travelers must adhere to airline requirements, which include wearing a face mask on board the aircraft. For those passengers who do not have a face mask, the airline will provide them with a mask.”

The Phoenix airport’s website, SkyHarbor.com, says the only requirement of the face mask is that it covers your nose and mouth. It can be a homemade cloth mask or even a bandanna.

Read the entire AZ Family report HERE.

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