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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to implement mandatory mask policy

TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Monday was the first day that travelers at the airport were required to wear face coverings in the public areas there. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport announced Wednesday it will be implementing a mandatory face mask policy next month.

Effective June 1, all visitors to airport facilities and employees will be required to have their noses and mouths covered, the city said in press release.

That includes terminals, the rental car center, the PHX Sky Train and airport buses.

Travelers are being asked to bring their own masks. Some stores at the city-run airport are currently selling them, with more to come, the release said.

The airport also said it was launching the “PHX – Here for You” campaign to promote health safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

It includes signage encouraging safe practices, physical distance markers at counters and security checkpoints, Plexiglas barriers and hand sanitizer dispensers.

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