Pittsburgh International Airport prepared for Thanksgiving travelers amid pandemic

Pittsburgh International Airport prepared for Thanksgiving travelers amid pandemic

PITTSBURGH — Millions of Americans are expected to fly this Thanksgiving week despite the pandemic, and Pittsburgh International is prepared to make things safe for its travelers.

Pittsburgh International only expects to see between 6,000 and 7,000 passengers over the next several days. That’s a drop of about 40% for this time of year.

Masks are required as soon as travelers walk through the doors at Pittsburgh International. If someone forgets a mask or theirs breaks, there are free ones available at an information desk before the security checkpoint.

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Clear barriers separate airport employees from passengers. High touch surfaces are regularly cleaned, and the airport also has UV cleaning robots.

Pennsylvania implemented a 14-day quarantine or a negative COVID-19 test for anyone coming into the state.

Pittsburgh International officials said passengers are not being asked to show a negative test result, and testing is not available at the airport.

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