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COVID-19

The safety and health of our passengers and employees has always been and will continue to be our number-one priority.

We understand that some may need to travel during this time and in an effort to ensure passengers feel comfortable while traveling, CAK has made several proactive enhancements to our facility and our cleaning procedures. Below is information on what the airport is doing, travel impacts and operational impacts. This information is updated on a regular basis as information becomes available.

Flying through CAK brings about far more than ease and convenience. Health enhancements make the convenient travel experience even better. Learn more about how CAK has made the airport experience a stress-free, healthy experience for your travel needs.

Statewide Face Covering Order

Citizens in all Ohio counties are under a mandatory face covering order while out in public.

Face coverings must be worn at all times when: 

  • Over the nose and mouth
  • At an indoor location that’s not a residence
  • Outdoors, when unable to keep 6 feet social distance from those not in your household
  • When waiting for, riding, driving or operating public transportation — taxi, car service and private rideshare. This order requires those who are 10 years old or older to wear a face covering.

The following do not need to wear a face covering: 

  • Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability
  • Those who are actively involved in public safety
  • Those who are eating or drinking

Travel Advisory

Governor DeWine has announced a travel advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 and recommends that those individuals self-quarantine for 14 days. If you are traveling from a state reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher, it is recommended to quarantine at home or in a hotel upon your return.

Thank you for your help in this matter. We all must do our part to keep each other safe and reduce the spread of this virus. Positivity rates based on a 7-day rolling average can be found here.  

 

Effective Feb. 2, 2021

Starting on February 2, 2021, TSA will require individuals to wear a mask at TSA airport screening checkpoints and throughout the commercial and public transportation systems. This requirement will remain effective until May 11, 2021.

CDC Required COVID-19 Test for all Air Passengers Entering the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires pre-departure testing of all passengers on flights to the United States. In accordance with the CDC Order, airlines must verify that each passenger over the age of 2 provides a negative COVID-19 test result, conducted within 3 calendar days prior to departure, and an attestation that they received a negative test result or have recovered from COVID-19.

*It is important to remember that there are no nonstop international commercial flights arriving or departing through CAK.

What CAK is Doing to Protect Passengers, Employees, and Tenants

  • Installed additional hand sanitizer dispensers in prioritized areas throughout the airport
  • Placed CDC COVID-19 and hand washing posters through the restrooms and high-traffic areas
  • Added sanitary wipes for wheelchairs
  • Increased the frequency and intensity of efforts to disinfect restrooms and other public areas with cleaning agents intended to kill germs
  • Continue to clean and sanitize all touch-points; working with TSA to ensure bins are lined with NanoSeptic Self-cleaning Film
  • Implemented overhead announcements within the terminal
  • CAK administration has switched to a virtual meeting format
  • Health Screenings: CAK is not one of the airports being screened by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Essential staff reporting to work at CAK are undergoing a temperature screening as they arrive.
  • Passenger Traffic at CAK: CAK is experiencing a significant reduction in passenger traffic. However, despite these reductions, the airport is still open and flights are still operating.

Routes at CAK 

As airlines are reducing capacity system-wide, CAK will experience the following:

  • LaGuardia aboard American Airlines, daily service has been suspended for March 2021
  • Chicago aboard American Airlines, daily service has been suspended for March 2021
  • Washington D.C. aboard American Airlines, daily service has been suspended for March 2021
  • Houston aboard United Airlines, suspended through March 2021
  • Atlanta aboard Delta Air Lines, temporarily suspended
  • It is important to remember that there are no nonstop international flights

Additional Information

  • CAK Visitor Information Center: Open
  • Parking Update: Lots have been consolidated to short-term and short-term covered. Shuttle service has been temporarily suspended.
  • TSA Hours: TSA’s security screening locations will now be operational between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Terminal Operations: Precautions and adjustments have been made to procedures and operations regarding terminal dining, shopping, shuttle bus, passenger check in and TSA to ensure the safety of our travelers and employees. View detailed changes for travelers here. 
  • Social Distancing: Travelers and employees should practice social distancing and allow 6 feet of space between yourself and other people in lines, gate areas and concession.

American Express Global Business Travel continues to monitor (COVID-19), and is keeping travelers informed by monitoring travel guidance and government requirements. Travel Vitals allows you to search across different components of a trip for information. travelvitals.amexgbt.com

These changes are ongoing, so we will regularly update as we learn more.

Important Changes Implemented

  • Acrylic shields: Acrylic shields are installed in key high-traffic areas, including ticket counters, security checkpoints, boarding gates and concessions counters
  • Face coverings: All airport employees, airline employees, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers and all tenants are required to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth when around other individuals
  • Social distancing markers: Hundreds of ground markings and signs give guidance on six-foot distancing at ticket counters, boarding gates, restrooms, concessions counters, TSA and other common areas
  • Reduced seating: Seating is reduced, blocked off or spaced apart in places like gate areas, dining areas, workstations and employee break rooms to promote distancing
  • Cleaning and sanitation: CAK has increased the frequency of cleaning, using hospital-grade disinfectant on hard surfaces, and has added more hand sanitizers throughout the Airport

Learn More About the Extensive Measures Airlines are Implementing

Click on the airline below for specific information.

American | Delta | United | Spirit