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Mandatory Face Mask/Covering Federal Requirement and Enforcement in Effect

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

WHAT: 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.

WHEN: Effective Tuesday, February 2, 2021

REQUIREMENT: 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. The federal requirement is in effect through May 11, 2021. The US Center of Disease Control and Prevention (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 face mask, or cannot safely wear a mask because of a 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 continue to be enforced. Noncompliance with face mask/covering requirements 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. GIAA extends its appreciation for your continued cooperation and support.