COVID Update

MASKS ARE Now optional AT THE AIRPORT and on public transportation


April 19, 2022

Update on Federal Mask Mandate at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport and Rider Transit

CONCORD, NC – In accordance with recent guidance from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), face masks will no longer be required at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, the Rider Transit Center or while riding the bus. Customers and employees may continue to choose to wear a mask at their own discretion.

The guidance from TSA comes after a federal court ruling on Monday, April 18, that effectively nullified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 order requiring masks on public transportation. Following the court ruling, officials at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport and Rider Transit were notified that effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its mask-related security directives.

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport and Rider Transit appreciate the public’s cooperation and continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although COVID-19 mask-wearing requirements have been lifted in many areas in North Carolina, the requirement to wear a mask still applies to airports and public transportation, regardless of vaccination status.

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Concord-Padgett Regional Airport has met all the required steps to reach the National Air Transportation Association's Safety 1st Clean standard. The detailed and comprehensive cleaning regime and guidance have all been followed to ensure all visitors to Concord-Padgett Regional Airport are welcomed into a certified clean environment.

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