The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission has approved a resolution requiring a face covering for anyone in the public areas of the airport terminal. This requirement goes in to effect Tuesday, July 28 and will be in place until further notice.

The Commission has approved the measure as another step in CID’s multi-layered approach to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Signage will be placed at entry points and throughout the terminal indicating this requirement.

Guest Services associates, Public Safety officers and other CID team members will be actively engaging with those who enter the terminal without a mask to educate them on the face-covering requirement.

Airport Director Marty Lenss says this measure is in line with the most recent federal guidance, “Runway to Recovery, The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus Guidance jointly issued by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services.”

In addition, this is an extension of CID airline partners’ policy, which requires passengers wear a face covering while on board aircraft.

CID has a large supply of disposable and cloth masks and will provide a FREE mask to any passenger without a face covering.

An overview of the face-covering requirement, along with exceptions are as follows:

  • All individuals 2 years of age or older are required to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth while in the public areas of the terminal.
  • Exceptions:
    • Persons younger than 2 years of age due to the risk of suffocation
    • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering
    • Persons actively eating and/or drinking
    • Persons actively responding to an emergency in a public safety role, including, but not limited to law enforcement, firefighters or emergency medical personnel

For those persons who want to report someone who is not complying with the face-covering requirement, email


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