Healthy Employees
New health and safety guidelines for masks and facility access
  • New requirements for masks/face coverings
  • Limiting terminal access
  • Physical distancing
  • Gathering in passenger areas

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to evolve guidelines for employees and passengers using the Sault Ste. Marie Airport facilities, to ensure a safe work environment and healthier travel.

New requirements for masks/face coverings

Effective June 15, all airport employees working at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport must wear a mask or face covering in public spaces except when eating or drinking.
While working in a private office or other space, masks/face coverings are not required if 2 metres’ distance from others can be maintained. Those with respiratory conditions that prohibit wearing a mask/face covering should contact their employer for information on accommodations.

Limiting terminal access

Access to the terminal building will be limited to travelling passengers and on-duty airport employees.

Should you need to meet family members or other acquaintances for any reason before, during or after the workday, please do so outside the terminal building. Family members or acquaintances are not allowed to meet airport employees in the terminal for any reason at this time.

Physical distancing

Remember, keeping 2 metres of physical distance is a critical step in reducing transmission of COVID-19. Employees must keep distance from colleagues and passengers whenever possible.

 

Gathering in passenger areas

To ensure physical distancing, employees must not dwell or gather in passenger areas for non-work reasons. Employees who enter passenger areas to use airport amenities such as food services should make their purchase and then leave the passenger area. Do not use passenger seating areas for consumption of purchases or resting.

 

Passenger guidelines

To provide a safe airport environment for all, passengers will also be expected to observe guidelines on masks/face coverings when in the terminal and will be reminded to keep 2 metres’ distance from others. Access to the terminal will be limited to passengers with a boarding pass; meeters and greeters will not be allowed unless the traveller is a minor or requires assistance.

We all have a role to play in creating the safest possible working environment at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport. Employees who observe others not adhering to the same guidelines are asked to politely educate and encourage adherence. Airport Security will also be educating staff and passengers about these guidelines. If people become aggressive, please call Airport Security for assistance.

Thank you for your ongoing support of efforts to provide a safe and healthy Sault Ste. Marie Airport experience for airport employees and passengers.