MSY continues to monitor the ongoing developments with COVID-19 (coronavirus). The airport is currently under normal operations and we continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, the Louisiana Department of Health, and the New Orleans Health Department. Passengers can get more information about prevention at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html. The CDC also has additional information for travelers at wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel.
If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing 211 or texting the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available. NOLA Ready is also providing local updates and other useful information about the virus.
MSY Maintaining Increased Cleaning and Sanitation Efforts
MSY janitorial staff is conducting additional cleanings in frequently touched areas, like hand rails, door handles and other hard surfaces, and the airport’s restaurant vendors have taken additional cleaning and sanitation steps as well.
Hand sanitizing stations are available in high traffic areas throughout the terminal. Several restrooms are also located throughout the terminal both before and after security for travelers to wash their hands.
Airlines Remain Operational at MSY
Airlines continue to operate at MSY. Airlines have updated procedures and sanitation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and require passengers to wear masks during their travel journey.
Some flight operations have been impacted in the wake of COVID-19. Because the situation is very fluid and rapidly changing, passengers should contact their airline directly about any changes and developments to their flight itinerary. Airlines handle all aspects of ticketing and scheduling. Airline contact information can be found at www.flymsy.com/airlines.
TSA is now allowing passengers to bring hand sanitizer containers of up to 12 ounces in carry-on bags.
- Keep possession of their boarding passes.
- Separate food for X-ray screening.
- Pack smart.
- Practice social distancing.
- Wear facial protection.
For more information about COVID-19 and its impact on TSA operations, visit www.tsa.gov/coronavirus.