Mandatory airport face mask federal requirement takes effect today


The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) is advising the
public, tenants, vendors, and stakeholders of the implementation of the
Federal Executive Order and CDC guidance on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in
Domestic and International Travel.

Effective today, Tuesday, February 2, 2021, face masks/coverings are federally required. Although the requirement of wearing of face masks/coverings has continued to be in effect by GIAA under local Executive Order 2020-09, it is now federally required by all passengers and crew members in all US Airports and throughout the inbound and outbound processes, in the domestic network system and foreign carriers with inbound flights to US points of entry.

This requirement will remain in effect until May 11, 2021.

GIAA also requires patrons and employees to utilize face masks/coverings for terminal entry and in the terminal at all times under local Executive Order 2020-09. The US Center of Disease Control (CDC) has issued the following guidance on the proper use of face masks/coverings:

• Face Masks/Coverings must cover nose and mouth and fit snugly against the
sides without gaps
• Face Masks/Coverings should be a solid piece of material without slits,
exhalation valves or punctures, and consist of two layers of fabric.
• Face shields and goggles are not an acceptable substitute. However, they may
be used in addition to an acceptable mask.
• Exemptions include travelers under the age of 2 years old, those with a
disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask because of
the disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and those for
whom a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as
determined by relevant workplace safety guidelines or federal regulations
MANDATORY FACE MASKS and social distancing practices will be enforced.

Noncompliance with this mask requirement can result in denial of entry, boarding, or continued transport and/or civil penalties Hand Sanitation Stations are available throughout the terminal and frequent hygiene practices are strongly encouraged for the protection of all terminal users.