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Airport taking precautions in response to COVID-19

Gordon Duke president and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority.

The Prince George Airport Authority says it is following the guidelines provided by public health officials including the World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada and Northern Health, in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The safety of our employees, tenants and travelling public is of utmost importance and we are doing everything we can to stay on top of this,” said PGAA President and CEO Gordon Duke, in a news release. “The janitorial team has implemented their high touch point cleaning program, and the PGAA has posted additional signage and installed numerous hand sanitizing stations in the public and employee areas.”

The PGAA has reviewed its pandemic plans and aircraft isolation procedures in response to the possibility of COVID-19 materializing in our region, he said.

“We are also in discussions with our suppliers to ensure critical products are available, allowing the airport to remain fully operational,” he said.

In addition, the airport has contacted its partners to review potential scenarios to ensure all its actions maintain the safety of its employees and the travelling public. The PGAA is encouraging those looking to make changes to their flights follow the direction of their airline by contacting their original booking source.

“We are starting to see a backlog of people coming to YXS to make changes to their flights which is impacting day to day operations” said Duke.

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