Cedar Rapids/Iowa City – Passenger and employee safety have always been a priority at the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) and with the challenges everyone is now facing with COVID-19, CID has implemented additional enhancements to help ensure a safe and healthy experience at CID.
These additional safety enhancements include:
- Requiring all CID team members to wear face masks while in the public areas of the terminal. We are encouraging all stakeholder employees and passengers to also wear masks. To assist that effort, CID has disposable masks available at the Information or Guest Services desks.
- Requiring all CID team members to perform daily self-screening procedures before reporting to work.
- Purchase of electrostatic disinfecting sprayers to provide additional disinfecting throughout the terminal, including airline and rental car ticket counters.
- Increased deep cleaning and disinfecting of high touch points, such as: handrails, elevator buttons, door handles, tables, public desks, and chairs.
- Equipping the CID team with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- registered disinfectant.
- Installation of protective shields at the Information desk and Guest Services desk.
- Frequent public service announcements, static signage, and digital displays reminding everyone to practice social distancing and other prevention measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
- Ongoing installation of vinyl floor stickers to designate six-foot marks for queues and signage in jet bridges.
- Placing hand sanitizer on counters throughout the terminal.
Airport Director Marty Lenss says CID monitors information from the Centers for Disease Control & Protection (CDC), and state and local public health officials to ensure the airport is following proper safety standards.
CID is also going beyond the minimum recommendations.
“We have taken extra steps by requiring our team members to wear masks,” Lenss says, “and by offering a disposable mask to passengers or other customers or stakeholder employees.”
Lenss says the airport received the electrostatic disinfectant sprayers this week and the team has been using the throughout the terminal.
“We ordered these when the pandemic started, so it took a little longer than we hoped to receive them, but our team is using them on a regular basis,” he says.
Information on these protocols can be found on the airport’s website at FlyCID.com
“We want to inform the region of all the steps CID is taking and let passengers know, when they are ready to travel, we are ready to welcome them back, Lenss says.