CAA Statement Regarding Coronavirus
Bradley International Airport is Prepared and Taking Necessary Precautions in Response to the Coronavirus
Windsor Locks, CT – March 9, 2020 | The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is actively monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation and is proactively taking precautions at Bradley International Airport.
While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has not identified Bradley International Airport passengers for any additional screening measures at this time; the CAA is in continuous communication with the experts at CDC and the State Department of Public Health to ensure that all possible precautions are taken.
“The safety of our passengers and the entire Bradley International Airport community is of utmost importance to us,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “At this time, Bradley International Airport is operating normally. However, we are prepared and ready to adjust our operations with the appropriate measures should the need arise. In the interim, we are actively engaged with all of our airport stakeholders about taking the necessary precautions and we have taken steps to enhance our cleaning and sanitization protocols.”
What passengers traveling to/from Bradley International Airport need to know:
Q. Are passengers being screened at Bradley International Airport?
A. At this time, no coronavirus related screening measures have been put in place at Bradley International Airport by the Centers for Disease Control.
Q. Should I wear a mask while traveling through Bradley International Airport?
A. Health officials are recommending surgical masks only for individuals who are already experiencing coronavirus symptoms. However, it is at the discretion of the passenger and their comfort level to determine whether they wish to wear one.
Q. What preventative steps can I take while traveling through Bradley Airport?
A. The CDC is recommending the following preventative measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom and before eating
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Q. Is Bradley International Airport doing anything differently in response to the coronavirus?
A. The Connecticut Airport Authority has proactively taken precautionary measures:
- We are in continuous conversations with the CDC, Department of Public Health and airport stakeholders to ensure that all necessary precautions are taken at Bradley International Airport.
- For the health and wellness of our passengers and the entire Bradley Airport community, we have increased the frequency of our cleaning and sanitizing efforts, particularly in all of our high traffic and high touch point areas, such as restrooms, escalator handrails, elevators, and seating areas.
- Hand sanitizer stations have also been placed throughout the terminal to make them readily accessible.
Q. I’m scheduled to travel but have concerns. Is it possible to cancel my flight?
A. Our airline partners are monitoring the situation closely and many have issued travel waivers to accommodate changes in flight itineraries. For the latest information, rebooking options and cancellation policies, please reach out to your airline. Contact information can be found here: www.bradleyairport.com/journey/airlines
Q. Where can I find up to date information about the coronavirus and any related travel advisories?
A. The CDC website provides information about the coronavirus and has up to date information on travel guidelines to impacted regions. Click here www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for more info.