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Travel Safely through DAY Airport

Updated: 3/23/2020

The Dayton International Airport leaders are working closely with Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County to monitor the COVID-19 virus and its impact on travelers. DAY International Airport is essential infrastructure and remains open and operational at this time. Passengers should check with their airline regarding flight status. Our goal is for our customers and staff to remain healthy and safe while we continue to provide passengers with their traveling needs. Conditions due to COVID-19 are very fluid and changes are occurring daily and sometimes hourly. Be sure you are acquiring truthful and honest updates on Coronavirus. Links to Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County and to Ohio Department of Health and the CDC’s websites can be found below. Also, please visit your airline’s websites for the most current and up to date information regarding your flight.

Stay Up to Date

This situation continues to evolve quickly, and we will be monitoring it closely. For updates, please go to the Public Health of Dayton & Montgomery County website, the Ohio Department of Health,  & the CDC’s website for more information.

Temporary Restaurant Closures at Dayton International Airport (DAY)

Following the direction of Gov. Mike DeWine to enforce “social distancing” and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the following DAY restaurants are temporarily out of service until further notice: MVP Sports Bar & Grill, Max & Erma’s, Quiznos, Illy’s Cafe, both Starbucks locations, and the 12th Fairway Bar and Grill. Heritage Booksellers and the CNBC Kiosk are closed as well. The Great American Bagel will remain open, although no seating. We highly encourage patrons to maintain the CDC recommended distance of 6 feet from others at this time.

USO Closing Airport Locations Over Virus Concerns

USO plans to close all USO Airport Centers in the United States by Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice in order to maintain safe environments and avoid unnecessary risks of exposure due to the spread of coronavirus. USO is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and working closely with military, airport and civil authorities. These measures are being implemented to ensure the safety and health of military service members and families, USO staff, and 30,000 USO volunteers and to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in the communities in which USO serves.


What is COVID-19 and how to protect yourself*

Symptoms may include, runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, & a general feeling of being unwell. Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through: the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands, rarely, fecal contamination. The virus is potentially more serious in the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. How to protect yourself. There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following: Practice good hand hygiene, follow appropriate cough and sneeze etiquette, don’t go to work or school when you feel ill. Stay home and rest, avoid exposure to others who are sick.



DAY Airport Cleaning & Sanitation Protocols

We are currently taking precautionary steps in response to the spread of COVID-19, including increased cleaning and sanitizing procedures.

  • Assuring we have the appropriate cleaning agents to kill germs
  • Increased intensity and frequency of disinfecting hard surfaces and high-touch areas throughout the airport
  • Increased cleaning efforts in the restrooms and other public areas
  • Assuring public restrooms are supplied with soap and towels
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations will be Installed throughout the airport
  • Staff has been reassigned as necessary to assure key areas are continuously disinfected and properly maintained
  • Employees are asked to work from home if their job allows and if they are not identified as essential personnel
  • Essential personnel will continue to work from the airport to maintain a safe operation
  • Employees are asked to stay at home if they do not feel well

For information on your flight status and health updates from your airline: