Important Travel Information Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus)
New Rules for Michigan Residents (link opens new tab), effective March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
Covid-19 Press Releases (link opens new tab) from the State or 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, 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 is 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.
In today’s travel environment, it is truly important for us to travel smarter and Cherry Capital Airport is committed to keeping you informed of the situation as it evolves. Thank you for your continue trust in TVC.
Kevin C. Klein, A.A.E.
COVID-19: Allegiant Flight Impacts
As always, the best place to see what Allegiant is doing to support healthy and safe travel during these times can be found on our website at: https://www.allegiantair.com/going-distance-health-safety
Allegiant has started providing all customers with a complimentary health and safety kit upon boarding. The kit includes a single-use face mask, disposable gloves (non-latex) and two sanitizing wipes. This is for the comfort of our passengers. At this time, we are not requiring them to wear them during the flight.
Public Service Announcement
(Traverse City, MI) April 25, 2020 @ 2:15 p.m. – The Benzie Leelanau District Health Department has reported to Cherry Capital Airport that a passenger with COVID-19 flew through Cherry Capital Airport on Tuesday, April 14 on United Airlines flight 4132 Chicago to Traverse City. The passenger tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, April 15 the day after arriving TVC. The flight landed at Cherry Capital Airport - at approximately 9:30 P.M. Any passengers that were on that flight please contact your LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT. United Airlines will be reaching out to all passengers on flight 4132.
We continue to encourage our community members to practice prevention strategies to reduce the spread of germs and protect everyone’s health. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
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.
CDC.gov/Coronavirus (link opens new tab)
Michigan.gov/Coronavirus (link opens new tab)
State Department Travel Advisories (link opens new tab)
Airline Information Regarding COVID-19
American Airlines (link opens new tab)
Delta Airlines (link opens new tab)
United Airlines (link opens new tab)
Allegiant Airlines (link opens new tab)
Guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration
More details can be found at www.faa.gov (link opens new tab)
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 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
https://www.munsonhealthcare.org/services/community-health/covid19/new-coronavirus-(covid-19) (link opens new tab)
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.