COVID-19 Response Efforts at CWA
What We're Doing
The safety and health of our passengers, visitors and employees has always been our number one priority. With the growing concerns of travelers, we want to ensure all passengers and airport visitors that we are proactively working to reduce the potential risk of exposure within the airport. Our maintenance staff have always made cleanliness a priority and will concentrate efforts even more by completing additional thorough cleanings and paying more frequent attention to heavy touch points. Hand sanitizing stations have been installed in prioritized areas throughout the facility. The Central Wisconsin Airport is staying connected to state and federal partners as they monitor the virus and will update this page as changes happen.
Face Mask Mandate
Per federal regulation, face masks are required at CWA and to board an aircraft. Face masks must be worn at all times and cover the nose and mouth. Please continue to remain 6 feet away from others and wash hands frequently. Children under the age of two are exempt from this mandate, which may be viewed in its entirety here.
As of recently, airline schedules have been understandably reduced. If you have a question pertaining to your flight, please contact your airline directly.
Whats The Risk?
Several recent studies have been published regarding the potential risk of COVID transmission during a flight. The first is from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), who published a press release on their study that may be viewed here. The second is a landmark study from the Department of Defense and United Airlines, who partnered to conduct 300 tests over a six month period that ended with some amazingly good results. That study may be viewed here.
If you plan to travel, be prepared for changing travel restrictions both here and at your destination. Some cities, counties or states may have quarantine restrictions or COVID testing requirements. The CDC has a COVID-19 TRAVEL PLANNER that may aid in researching state and local travel restrictions and testing requirements.
If your health puts you in a high risk category during the pandemic, please visit the CDC's website on CONSIDERATIONS FOR TRAVELERS and know the risks of travel.
What You Can Do
We can all do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Practice social distancing and good hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and minimize touching your face. For more information on COVID-19, steps you can take to prevent illness, and important updates, please visit the CDC's website.