PSC Response to Coronavirus

Update 7/15/21

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The Tri-Cities Airport’s response to COVID-19 continues to evolve based on the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other federal and state health agencies. As of July 2021, the following policies are in place to help minimize the spread of illness:

A federal mask mandate requires all airport visitors aged 2 and older to wear a face covering while in the terminal and on the airplane. This also applies to vaccinated travelers and those who have previously contracted COVID-19. The federal mandate is currently in place until September 13, 2021.

Recommended social distance measures are in place, including floor markings throughout the terminal to maintain space between travelers and plexiglass guards at counters and gates. Whenever possible, please keep 6 feet of space between your party and other travelers.

The airport has implemented these additional measures for the health and safety of airport users:

  • Frequent cleaning of high-touch public areas
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal
  • Cashierless, automated kiosks to pay for parking
  • Automated airline check-in kiosks
  • CDC guidelines posted throughout restrooms and terminal, in English and Spanish

Watch the below video to learn about flying during the pandemic.

The Tri-Cities Airport also relies on everyone who comes through the airport to protect themselves and others.

Protect Yourself

People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions:

• Maintain a social distance of six feet whenever possible.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Protect Others

If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:

• Wear an approved face covering, such as a cloth or paper mask.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

• Stay home when you are sick.

As the world continues to respond to the outbreak, many airlines and travel companies are canceling events, modifying policies, or providing itinerary changes free of charge. For information about specific travel plans, check with your airline or travel provider before arriving at the airport.

While many states and counties have lifted pandemic response measures, there are still destinations that require negative COVID tests, proof of vaccination or other documents before arriving. Please check your destination’s requirements before traveling to ensure compliance.

Additional Resources:

Washington State Department of Health:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

We'd like to share a 2020 report of our PSC Passenger Survey Insights. It's based on a survey we posted on this website asking people what they would expect related to air travel and airport safety measures at PSC.

The Tri-Cities Airport will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.