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Statement regarding face mask use on public transportation

Monday, April 18, 2022

Due to today’s court ruling, effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs. TSA will also rescind the new Security Directives that were scheduled to take effect tomorrow. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.

Airlines – Updates

Delta Air Lines:

Effective immediately, masks are optional for all airport employees, crew members and customers inside U.S. airports and on board all aircraft domestically, as well as on most international flights.

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Alaska Airlines:

Due to a judicial decision in our federal court system, the mask mandate has been overturned, which means our guests and employees have the option to wear a mask while traveling in the U.S. and at work.

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United Airlines:

Face coverings are no longer required on board your flight or at the airport

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Upon leaving the airport, follow state & local ordinances.


Mayor Martha Burke signed Hailey Public Health Order 2021-06 on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, reinstating a mask mandate within the Hailey City limits by requiring face- covering be used in indoor public spaces.


The Ketchum and Sun Valley city councils on Tuesday afternoon both passed new ordinances that mandate masks in indoor public places, citing the need to respond to increasing COVID-19 case numbers and mounting pressure on health-care systems.
Read Health Order 21-02, which went into effect on September 16, 2021.

Sun Valley:

The city of Sun Valley Mayor ordered Public Health Order No. 2021-01 Requiring Facial Coverings in a Public Place. This health order will take effect at 12:00 AM on September 15, 2021. Please click here to view the Ordinance and here to view the Public Health Order.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

Most children and all teens can get COVID-19 vaccines. 

CDC recommends everyone age 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.

Airline 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.

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.