We’re Ready, When You’re Ready
Cherry Capital Airport’s top priority is the safety and security of passengers and airport employees. We are in contact with public health authorities including the Grand Traverse County Health Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Center for Disease Control. Cherry Capital Airport will remain vigilant for any changes issued by all health authorities during this transition period.
Do I need to get a covid test before my flight?
No, airlines are not requiring a covid test for domestic travel at this time.
The U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT), Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), and State announced the establishment of a new web portal, FlyHealthy.gov , where airline passengers can receive updated information on how to ensure a safe and healthy travel experience. The portal includes recommendations for passengers to consider when planning their travel, navigating through an airport, boarding an aircraft, arriving at a destination, and returning home. In addition to restoring confidence in travel, the Fly Healthy campaign is meant to provide passengers with federal guidance and resources to help them with their travel experience, particularly before the upcoming holiday season.
AIR PASSENGER POST-TRIP COVID TESTING AT TVC
COVID testing is now available in the Cherry Capital Airport terminal to all incoming airline passengers that wish to be tested post-trip. This service is being provided courtesy of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with their Travel Points Testing Project, which focuses on testing for incoming travelers at ports of entry across Michigan.
- Testing is available to any TVC air traveler as they pass through the terminal on the day of arrival. The testing group will require proof of passenger travel on the day of testing (boarding pass or itinerary schedule).
- BinaxNOW antigen (quick) test to be provided.
- Testing is voluntary, provided at no cost, and performed on a walk-in basis.
- Patients are NOT required to have insurance to be tested. However, the testing group is required by law to ask if a patient has insurance, with related information collected should the answer be yes.
- The process of testing takes roughly 30 minutes from the start of the registration to results. Results will be emailed/texted to the patient approximately 15 minutes after sample collection.
Scheduled days and times for testing are as follows:
- Sunday – 3:00pm to 11:00pm
- Wednesday – 2:00pm to 10:00pm
- Friday – 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Testing is scheduled to take place through September 30, 2021, with days and times subject to change as flight schedules shift heading into summer. To speed up the testing process, pre-registration is available at https://honumg.info/TVCAirport , or via your smartphone by clicking here to download a PDF with a QR Code and instructions.
Important Travel Information Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus)
Covid-19 Press Releases (link opens new tab) from the State of Michigan
Grand Traverse County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard (link opens new tab)
Cherry Capital Airport’s top priority is the safety and security of those traveling during this health pandemic of the coronavirus/ COVID-19. The safety of our passengers and our employees is our focus. We are in contact with public health authorities including the Grand Traverse County Health Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Center for Disease Control. Cherry Capital Airport will remain vigilant for any changes issued by all health authorities during this situation. Please contact your airline for up-to-date information regarding your flight. Flight restrictions can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html (link opens new tab)
Please follow these simple guidelines when traveling:
- Wash your hands often. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Follow good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or use a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of tissue immediately and wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Consultant your health professional if you have any questions about your travel.
- Facemasks are required at the airport and as you travel. If you do not have a mask please ask for one at any of the airline counters, TSA, car rental, gift shop, or café.
- Social distancing – please stand and sit at least 6′ apart when you are in the airport.
In today’s travel environment, it is truly important for us to travel smarter. Cherry Capital Airport is committed to keeping you informed of the situation as it evolves. Thank you for your continued trust in TVC.
Kevin C. Klein, A.A.E.
Government Information Regarding COVID-19
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. View additional prevention steps from CDC for people at higher risk. Consult with your health care provider for more steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.
Airline Information Regarding COVID-19
Guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration
More details can be found at www.faa.gov
The FAA has been receiving inquiries from airports about their authority to implement a range of restrictions, changes in operations, terminal service consolidations, and other responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these inquiries reflect an interest in facilitating social distancing or adapting to a reduced level of activity at the airport. The FAA’s primary concern is that federally obligated airports remain safe and open to the traveling public and aircraft. Particularly during this public health emergency, airports play an essential role in transporting medical and emergency equipment and personnel. The FAA continues to expect all airports to operate safely and stay open. Passengers cannot be categorically refused access to air transportation. Airlines may refuse transportation to a passenger because of a communicable disease if the passenger’s condition poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others.
Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Testing and Cases Status Update
The report includes numbers for Munson Healthcare as a whole, as well as those for each hospital. Munson will be updating these numbers once daily. We’re hoping this transparency helps frame the gravity of the situation as numbers rise, and reinforces the importance of the social distancing measures that are currently in place.