Important Travel Information Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus)

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Cherry Capital Airport’s top priority is the safety and security of those traveling during this health pandemic of the coronavirus/ COVID-19. The safety of our passengers and our employees is our focus. We are in contact with public health authorities including the Grand Traverse County Health Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security and the Center for Disease Control. Cherry Capital Airport will remain vigilant for any changes issued by all health authorities during this situation. Please contact your airline for up to date information regarding your flight. Flight restrictions can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Please follow these simple guidelines when traveling:

  1. Wash your hands often. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  2. Stay home when you are sick.
  3. Follow good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or use a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of tissue immediately and wash your hands.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  5. Consultant your health professional if you have any questions about your travel.

In today’s travel environment, it is truly important for us to travel smarter and Cherry Capital Airport is committed to keeping you informed of the situation as it evolves. Thank you for your continue trust in TVC.


Kevin C. Klein, A.A.E.
Airport Director


Guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration

More details can be found at www.faa.gov

The FAA has been receiving inquiries from airports about their authority to implement a range of restrictions, changes in operations, terminal service consolidations, and other responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these inquiries reflect interest in facilitating social distancing or adapting to a reduced level of activity at the airport. The FAA’s primary concern is that federally obligated airports remain safe and open to the traveling public and aircraft. Particularly during this public health emergency, airports play an essential role in transporting medical and emergency equipment and personnel. The FAA continues to expect all airports to operate safely and stay open. Passengers cannot be categorically refused access to air transportation. Airlines may refuse transportation to a passenger because of a communicable disease if the passenger’s condition poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others.


Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Testing and Cases Status Update

https://www.munsonhealthcare.org/services/community-health/covid19/new-coronavirus-(covid-19)

The report includes numbers for Munson Healthcare as a whole, as well as those for each hospital. Munson will be updating these numbers once daily. We’re hoping this transparency helps frame the gravity of the situation as numbers rise, and reinforces the importance of the social distancing measures that are currently in place.


Passenger with a Case of COVID-19 Flew Through TVC

Grand Traverse Health Department Has Reported to Cherry Capital Airport That a Passenger with a Case of COVID-19 Flew Through TVC

Media Contacts: Susan Wilcox Olson (231-590-5930) | susan@cherryfestival.org
Charlie Olson (231-590-1759) | Olsoncharlie09@gmail.com

(Traverse City, MI) March 24, 2020 @ 2:30 p.m. – The Grand Traverse Health Department has reported to Cherry Capital Airport that a passenger with COVID-19 flew through Cherry Capital Airport on Monday, March 16th on Delta Air Lines flight 4991 Detroit to Traverse City. The flight landed at Cherry Capital Airport - at approximately 6:53 P.M. Any passengers that were on that flight please contact your LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT. Delta Air Lines will be reaching out to all passengers on flight 4991.

We continue to encourage our community members to practice prevention strategies to reduce the spread of germs and protect everyone’s health. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should:

  • Follow Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order to “Stay Home, Stay Safe.”
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Wash their hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching their face.
  • Disinfect commonly touched surfaces.
  • Follow suggested guidelines for social distancing

For social distancing, we recommend the following:

  • Keep six feet between yourself and others when possible.
  • Avoid public places at their busiest times.
  • Work from home when possible.
  • Limit travel.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. View additional prevention steps from CDC for people at higher risk. Consult with your health care provider for more steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.


COVID-19 Recommendations

Thank you for being a valuable partner in our efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the announcement of the state’s first presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are providing recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of the virus. These recommendations apply at the individual, organizational, and community levels. They apply to businesses, workplaces, schools, community organizations, health care institutions, and individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and health profiles; everyone has an important role to play. Please take a moment to review the Interim Recommendations to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 (March 11, 2020). Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly. You can stay informed by regularly visiting Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

Government Information Regarding COVID-19

CDC.gov/Coronavirus

Michigan.gov/Coronavirus

State Department Travel Advisories

Airline Information Regarding COVID-19

American Airlines

Delta Airlines

United Airlines

Allegiant Airlines