Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA), masks must still be worn on airplanes and in airports throughout the United States.
We ask all those traveling or visiting the Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International Airport to continue to comply with these federal guidelines.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky statement per NPR report 5/13/21:
In response to a question - Walensky said, “the federal mask requirement on public transportation remains in force for everyone, vaccinated or not – including on buses, trains, airplanes and in stations and airports.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. State or U.S. Territory starting April 1st. While no longer required, the NYS Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers. All travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Individuals should continue strict adherence to all safety guidelines to stop the spread - wearing masks, socially distancing and avoiding gatherings.
"New Yorkers have shown strength and perseverance throughout this entire pandemic, and it shows through the numbers that continue to decrease every day," Governor Cuomo said. "As we work to build our vaccination infrastructure even further and get more shots in arms, we're making significant progress in winning the footrace between the infection rate and the vaccination rate, allowing us to open new sectors of our economy and start our transition to a new normal in a post-pandemic world. As part of that transition, quarantine for domestic travelers is no longer required, but it is still being advised as an added precaution. This is great news, but it is not an all-clear for New Yorkers to let their guard down. To beat this virus once and for all we all must continue doing what we know works to stop the spread, including wearing masks, washing our hands and practicing social distancing."
ROC Airport follows the guidance provided by public health experts at the Monroe County Department of Health and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during any public health incident. In addition, the ROC Airport routinely disinfects and cleans high traffic areas at the airport like handrails, escalators, elevator buttons, restrooms, food court etc. ROC has increased hand sanitizer stations available to passengers throughout the airport and will continue to coordinate with our airport tenants and monitor interagency protocols.
Read more about the #ReadySetROC initiatives in place at ROC for passengers here.
For more information, please visit the Monroe County Coronavirus Information Page, which includes links to resources at the CDC and more.
Passengers are encouraged to contact their airlines directly with questions related to reservations and flight status.
Airline information can be found here.