HIAA is updating and implementing our pandemic plan to reflect what we know about COVID-19 and how we can help manage the impact of this virus in our facility and community if needed. Other steps we’re taking include the following:
- We’re asking all passengers, visitors and employees to practice physical distancing, meaning individuals should keep a distance 2 metres (6 feet) from others and avoid non-essential gatherings.
- We’re posting and sharing public health information with a focus on physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and other steps employees and passengers can take to reduce the spread of germs.
- We’ve hired additional cleaning staff and increased the sanitization of touchpoints and high-traffic areas throughout the terminal building and parkades. Other areas of focus include, but are not limited to, check-in screens and counters, baggage drop touch screens, the CBSA customs facility and public tables and seating.
- We’ve deployed more hand sanitizing stations for public use in strategic locations around the terminal building.
- We continue to stay in close contact with public health officials federally and provincially to ensure we can share the latest updates with our employees, airport community members and passengers.
- We’ve paused our Tartan Team volunteer program and St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.
- We’ve asked HIAA employees who can safely and effectively work at home to do so, to limit employee-to-employee contact. Additional precautions are being taken for employees involved in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the airport terminal building and airfield, including physical distancing.
- As an employer, we’re supporting the provincial government requirement regarding travel outside of Nova Scotia. Until further notice, any HIAA employee who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia will be required to self-isolate for 14-days upon return.