FEMA Ships Masks To Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

By Christina Estes
Published: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 5:05am
Updated: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 9:20am

Masks at Sky Harbor
Sky Harbor Airport
FEMA has shipped 1.8 million masks to Sky Harbor to distribute to companies that operate at the airport and share with their employees.

Nearly two weeks after Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport started requiring people to wear face coverings in public places, the federal government sent supplies.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency shipped 1.8 million masks to Sky Harbor. Airport spokesperson Heather Shelbrack told KJZZ that masks will be distributed to companies that operate at Sky Harbor to share with their employees.

Staff in the terminals will also carry masks to give passengers who need them and they should be available upon request at information counters. Homemade cloth masks and bandannas are acceptable as long as they cover your nose and mouth.

Starting today, city of Phoenix employees will face stricter rules as a result of rising COVID-19 cases in Arizona.

In an email to nearly 14,000 employees, City Manager Ed Zuercher says face coverings are required in common areas at all times when social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained. That includes elevators, hallways, break rooms and meeting rooms.

The email also bans work group gatherings, luncheons and potlucks and encourages minimal interactions between employees.

In May, the City Council approved coronavirus testing for all Phoenix employees, regardless of whether they are part of the city’s insurance plan. The testing is voluntary and costs are covered through federal coronavirus relief funds.

FEMA shipped 1.8 million masks to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Sky Harbor Airport
FEMA shipped 1.8 million masks to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

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