Not that any of us are going anywhere soon, but should you find yourself visiting Denver International Airport to pick up a friend or family member in the near future, Denver International Airport is now requiring all visitors and passengers to wear face coverings while at the airport until further notice. Currently, all employees at the airport are also required to do the same.
Passengers should wear their face coverings throughout the airport including during the TSA screening process. However, TSA recommends travelers be prepared to adjust their mask so that officers can visually confirm their identity during the checkpoint screening process.
Some airlines are also beginning to make changes. Several airlines are now requiring passengers to wear face coverings and others are likely to implement similar requirements. It is highly recommended that you review airlines requirements and safety measures before flying.
In addition to asking everyone working, visiting or traveling through the airport to wear a mask or face covering, the airport has implemented a number of measures to help keep passengers safe:
Installed over 100 hand sanitizing stations in high-traffic areas
Installed disinfecting wipe dispensers at each gate so passengers can wipe down their seat and tray upon boarding
Regularly cleaning high-touch areas including restrooms, the train to the gates and gate holdrooms
Disabled air hand dryers in the restrooms to reduce the spread of germs. Passengers may utilize compostable paper towels
Installed floor tape to indicate a safe distance to stand at customer service booths and other areas of public interaction
Reconfigured TSA security lines to provide more space between passengers and added signage to encourage passengers to social distance while in line
TSA is installing plexiglass shields at screening podiums to allow for distance between officers and passengers and the same will be installed at other areas where there is public interaction
Many restaurants are focusing on carry out options and others have spread out seating to accommodate for social distance
Closed food court seating on all three concourses
For more information about DEN’s response to COVID-19 and operational impacts, visit this webpage.