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BNA, Commercial Airlines Continue to Address Coronavirus

BNA, Commercial Airlines Continue to Address Coronavirus


NASHVILLE – As news of the coronavirus continues, Nashville International Airport (BNA) remains committed to its 24-hour / 365-day cleaning protocol that complies with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, as well as maintaining close contact with the CDC, Metro and State health departments, industry organizations and serving on the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force.

BNA airline partners have also provided information for travelers, which the airport would like to share:

Air Canada - https://www.aircanada.com/content/aircanada/ca/en/aco/home/book/travel-news-and-updates/goodwill-policies/2020/novel-coronavirus-wuhan-china.html
Alaska Airlines - https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/coronavirus/
American Airlines - http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Update-on-China-Flights-OPS-DIS/default.aspx
British Airways -https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/information/incident/coronavirus/latest-information
Delta Air Lines - https://www.delta.com/us/en/advisories/other-alerts/coronavirus-travel-updates
JetBlue - http://blog.jetblue.com/coronavirus/
Spirit Airlines - https://customersupport.spirit.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006469277-What-is-Spirit-doing-to-address-concerns-about-COVID-19-coronavirus- 
Southwest Airlines - https://www.southwest.com/Coronavirus/
United Airlines - https://hub.united.com/united-coronavirus-covid19-safety-update-2645397564.html
WestJet - https://blog.westjet.com/operational-updates-coronavirus-covid-19/


As mentioned, BNA continues its round-the-clock cleaning program and stands ready to implement any additional operational changes as directed by medical officials.

BNA Cleaning Protocol

  • Restrooms are closed every two hours for cleaning and disinfecting of all touchpoints, using an EPA-approved cleaning agent with designated materials.

  • Hand sanitizers (62% alcohol) are available and refilled daily.

  • Airline gate areas are cleaned after the last flight, as well as routinely throughout the day.

  • Ventilation systems are cleaned on a defined schedule.

  • Cleaning staff wear disposable medical gloves.


Furthermore, BNA’s cleaning contractor has implemented a nationwide training program that follows CDC guidelines. The newly developed training guide addresses proper cleaning procedures and identification of travelers with flu-like symptoms.


BNA encourages the public to follow the prevention advice from the CDC such as thorough and frequent hand washing, avoiding contact with anyone who is sick and covering nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.

The Tennessee Department of Health now offers a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time. 


And for additional references, BNA encourages travelers and the general public to review information from:


Tennessee Department of Health

https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

Metropolitan Nashville Public Health Department

https://www.nashville.gov/Health-Department/Coronavirus.aspx

Symptoms

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

Information for Travelers

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Guidance for Airlines and Airline Crew: Coronavirus Disease 2019

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/managing-sick-travelers/ncov-airlines.html


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With nearly 18.3 million passengers in 2019, Nashville International Airport (BNA) is one of the fastest growing airports in North America. BNA serves 540 daily commercial flights to 75 nonstop destinations. According to a recent study, in 2018 alone, BNA generated more than $7.1 billion in total economic impact, supported more than 67,000 jobs in the region, and produced more than $392 million in state, local and federal taxes. BNA receives no local tax dollars. For more information, visit flynashville.com. Follow us on Facebook: @NashvilleInternationalAirport, Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville. Learn more about BNA Vision, our growth and expansion plan for the airport, at BNAVision.com.


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