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By May 19, 2021June 9th, 2021COVID-19, Featured

Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Last updated on 5-19-21

Masks are required at airports, on commercial aircraft, and on buses and trains

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order on January 29, 2021, requiring the wearing of masks by travelers to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Conveyance operators must also require that all persons wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel. Operators of transportation hubs must require all persons to wear a mask when entering or on the premises of a transportation hub.
The order defines “conveyance” as including “aircraft, train, road vehicle (including rideshares), vessel…or other means of transportation, including military transport.”
Consistent with the updated policies from the CDC, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has extended through Sept. 13, 2021, its orders requiring people to wear masks in transportation settings, including at airports, on commercial aircraft, and on buses and trains.

TSA Cares can provide assistance to passengers with disabilities or medical conditions. Passengers are asked to call the helpline 72 hours prior to traveling: 855-787-2227

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Upon leaving the airport, follow state & local ordinances.


Hailey Mayor Martha Burke signed Hailey Public Health Advisory Order 2021-04 on Friday, May 14, 2021, which rescinds the indoor face-covering requirements immediately within the City of Hailey.
Read the announcement HERE


In a City Council meeting, the City of Ketchum voted to rescind the health order requiring masks to be worn indoors. The vote also rescinds regulations requiring social distancing and capping group sizes.
Read the announcement HERE

Sun Valley:

In a special city council meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021, the City Council voted to rescind Public Health Order 2020-05 effective immediately within the City of Sun Valley.
Read the announcement HERE

Essential Transportation Service:

When in a taxi cab or other rideshare vehicles, every person shall completely cover their nose and mouth when members of the public are physically present for otherwise unprotected social interaction.

All Idahoans aged 16+ can access COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5

Governor Brad Little announced his decision today to open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all Idahoans aged 16 and older starting April 5.

Starting April 5, there will be no prioritization of any group of people. All Idahoans aged 16 and older, regardless of their age, medical condition, or occupation, will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Idaho is in Stage 4 of reopening

Stage 4 “Stay Healthy Guidelines” include:


  • COVID-19 vaccine encouraged for all eligible individuals
  • No recommended limitations on gathering sizes. Gatherings, both public and private, should adhere to physical distancing and sanitation guidelines
  • Face coverings strongly recommended per guidance from CDC


  • All individuals, businesses, and government entities should adhere to physical distancing and sanitation guidelines
  • Businesses and governmental agencies continue operations at physical locations
  • All open business continue to follow plans

Read the stages of reopening HERE

Airport Services:

  • Airport Airfield Operations – Normal
  • Voluntary Noise abatement hours: 11pm to 7am
  • For airfield related questions, contact on-duty Airport Operations at: 208-720-5186
  • Atlantic Aviation (FBO Services – Reduced Hours from 6:00am to 6:00pm | After hour services are available to support Life Flight and other essential services upon request |  Call Atlantic Aviation for additional information)

Airport NOTAMs:

Airport Administration:

  • Effective Monday, March 16, the airport administrative office is closed to the public until further notice. Please call 208-788-4956 before coming to the building. Full airport operations and ARFF capabilities will remain in place. All airport management staff will be available by email and phone.

Airport Badging:

  • Friedman Memorial Airport Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) – Badging 420-01 Airport Badging Office Infectious Disease Appointment SOP Effective date: June 15, 2020
  • Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) is dedicated to the health of staff, customers, and community. COVID-19 has required FMA to reconsider badging procedures to protect staff and external users (customers). As of June 15, 2020 FMAA, SUN badging will be by appointment only, walk-in’s will not be permitted.

Traveling During the COVID-19 Pandemic:


TSA is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems though September 13, 2021.

While this announcement extends the date of enforcement, all other aspects of the requirement remain unchanged, including exemptions and civil penalties. Exemptions to the face mask requirement for travelers under the age of 2 years old and those with certain disabilities will continue.

Read the announcement from TSA HERE

Delta Air Lines:

Delta customers, employees and partners are required to wear a face mask or appropriate cloth face covering over their nose and mouth throughout their travel.

Federal law requires each person to wear a mask at all times while in the airport and when using public transit, during boarding and deplaning, and for the duration of the flight. Refusal to wear a mask is a violation of federal law and may result in denial of boarding, removal from the aircraft, and/or penalties.

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Alaska Airlines:

Alaska Airlines is taking a “layered approach” to safety, which starts with the requirement that all employees and guests wear a face mask or covering through the airport and on board. This requirement applies even if you are fully vaccinated.

Continue reading HERE
Watch a fun video Alaska Airlines created that demonstrates their safety protocols HERE

United Airlines:

Federal law requires all travelers age 2 and older to wear a face mask with no vents or openings that fully covers their nose and mouth. Masks must be worn in the airport and during the entire flight, and between bites and sips if travelers are eating or drinking. This includes customer service counters and kiosks, airport lounges, gates, and baggage claim areas. A face shield alone does not count as a face covering. Travelers who aren’t wearing their masks in the airport or on board may be refused transport, be subject to fines, and could also lose their travel privileges on future United Flights.

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Proactive Measures:

The Friedman Memorial Airport has implemented the following proactive measures at the airport:
  • Public access is reduced in the terminal area and at baggage claim. Please do not congregate in these areas. Curbside passenger pick-up is encouraged.
  • Social distancing signage is posted on doors and throughout the terminal
  • Furniture throughout the terminal has been reorganized for optimal social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed throughout the airport
  • Janitorial crews have increased the frequency of their cleaning of public use areas with an electrostatic spray that is effective against the virus
  • Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been posted around the terminal (in both English and Spanish), highlighting facts, symptoms, and personal hygiene best practices as they relate to the virus
  • Guidance from local healthcare professionals and the local hospital has been provided to all airport tenants, including airlines and TSA, with instructions on how to respond if someone is ill or feels they may have been exposed to the virus
Additionally, we are monitoring county, state, and CDC resources for any new information as the situation evolves.

Airline Flight Schedules for Summer/Fall 2021:


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