31
March
2020
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02:30 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

TPA remains open during ‘Safer at Home’ orders

 

Much of the Tampa Bay region is now under “Safer at Home” orders intended to curtail the spread of coronavirus by limiting non-essential activity for businesses and residents.

So what does this mean for Tampa International Airport?

The Airport is part of the region’s essential transportation infrastructure and will remain open – including related services such as rental car operations and select concessions.

As an essential facility, travelers and employees are able to transit to and from the Airport, and no documentation is necessary.

While the order allows for air travel, it should be reserved for essential purposes at this time.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has mandated that passengers traveling to Florida from select states and municipalities self-quarantine for 14 days. For updated information on this mandate, visit:https://www.flgov.com/

The ‘Safer at Home’ order for Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa urges residents to limit activity outside of their home beyond what is absolutely necessary, encouraging people to stay at home as much as possible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For a full breakdown of what the order does and does not allow, please visit the City of Tampa’s website: https://www.tampagov.net/emergency-management/safer-at-home

Meanwhile, the Airport is going to great lengths to keep the facility safe and clean for those who do need to travel. This effort includes distributing dozens of extra hand sanitizing stations, enhanced cleaning of high-touch areas and increased signage. Our team is also following the CDC’s recommendations for social distancing.