Airport Remains Open through New COVID-19 Restrictions
Posted on March 21, 2020 in Media Releases
St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is open and will remain open through the latest regional health restrictions related to COVID-19. On Saturday, St. Louis City and St. Louis County announced a “Stay at Home” order to ensure the maximum number of people remain in their places of residence to enable essential services to continue, all to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Airport is an essential service and is exempt from these latest health orders, which go into effect at midnight on March 23.
“The Airport is an essential and critical operation that remains open to accommodate travel for a number of reasons, including essential government, infrastructure, business, and healthcare operations,” said Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, STL Director. “We also remain open to serve those who need to return to St. Louis or leave our region to travel home. There are also many cases when people must travel to take care of relatives outside of the region.”
Several airport restaurants and concessions will remain open as part of the Airport’s essential operations. Those operations will follow the latest regional health mandates when applicable.
The Airport continues to follow enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the airport, especially in high public touch-point areas. These protocols include using the latest recommended cleaning solutions and increasing cleaning frequencies. Additional hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed throughout terminals and concourses. The Airport continues to work with all of our partners- airlines, concessionaires, and other service providers- to follow the latest health and safety guidelines for all of our passengers and visitors during this time.