Facial coverings are now required at San Diego International Airport for all passengers, visitors, tenants, contractors and employees, per the California Department of Public Health, to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Persons with a medical or mental health condition or developmental disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering are exempt.

The cloth can be made of a variety of materials, such as cotton, silk or linen, and should cover the nose and mouth.

“SAN’s top priority is the health and safety of all airport users,” said Kim Becker, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “We’ve taken many steps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and appreciate all airport users adhering to the local and state health orders.”

Additionally, the airport has placed red tape markings on the floors throughout the airport as a reminder of the six-foot social distancing rules.

SAN remains open and in full operation as an essential critical infrastructure in the transportation system sector.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.