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Amid Coronavirus Concerns, Dallas Love Field Takes Extra Sanitary Measures

Ambulances sit in front of Dallas Love Field airport.
Pablo Arauz Peña
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KERA News
After a woman opened fire at Dallas Love Field airport, police and ambulances arrived on the scene on July 25, 2022.

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in the United States, Dallas Love Field, a domestic only airport, is preparing to combat the virus.

Chris Perry, communications manager at Dallas Love Field, said the airport’s first responsibility is to the customers.

“What we do is take care of the customers as they’re here,” Perry said. “We’re still gonna present them with a clean facility.” 

One way he said they’ve done that is by adding a few more hand sanitizer stations throughout the airport.

For people planning to travel soon, Perry said each customer should follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines

“If you take care of yourself, you’re also going to be taking care of your neighbors,” Perry said.

In addition to advising travelers to follow federal guidelines, he said, “if you don’t feel well, don’t fly.”

"Do all those things they say: cover your mouth, cover your nose, wash your hands, use the hand sanitizer, wipe down your surface areas, all that," Perry said. "We're going to do that here at the airport and we encourage our customers to do the same so that we can both be on the same team."