MYR begins temperature screenings for arrivals; addresses concerns over not closing

Protecting yourself from coronavirus

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – Effective Wednesday, passengers arriving at the Myrtle Beach International Airport from areas heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will undergo temperature screenings, officials said.

In addition, MYR has continued an increased cleaning schedule, while additional signage has been placed in restrooms, according to a press release from Horry County. Officials said hand sanitizing stations have also been placed in high-traffic areas.

The airport addressed the decision to not shut down the airport and screen temperatures in a Facebook post on Wednesday night.

“We are a population with many second home-owners and transplants from all across the northeast, many of which require air service to come home to the Grand Strand,” the airport wrote. “We take public safety very seriously, and have accounted for the safety and well-being of our travelers, employees and residents alike.”

MYR also stated the temperature screening is more than what many airports are offering.

Officials said this is an always changing situation and flyers should pay attention to any changes in travel restrictions.

“Horry County Department of Airports continues to monitor changes and work with airlines and government agencies in handling operations for its passengers. As this situation is constantly evolving, passengers are encouraged to check with their airlines regarding the status of their travel plans,” the release stated.

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