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The Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport was recognized for its implementation and alignment with local and international airport health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This recognition came in the form of the Airport Health Accreditation from the Airports Council International. The ACI is a group that represents airports’ interests with governments and organizations, in addition to developing standards, policies, and recommended practices for airports.

Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport is one of the 12 airports across the country and one of three airports in the Western U.S. to receive the accreditation.

In response to the initial COVID-19 outbreak, airport staff spent months implementing safety measures in adherence to local, state and federal recommendations.

Airport enhancements include the installation of hospital-grade HEPA air filters, partitions and floor and seat markers for social distancing, touchless faucets to reduce touch points, hand sanitizer stations throughout, plastic partitions, and enhancement of cleaning products.

Additionally, staff are screened daily and health requirements such as social distancing and wearing face coverings are mandatory.