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HOW TO REACH US
NYS Covid mandates relaxed
Cuomo opens up public activities, public thrilled
Relaxation to the Covid mandates
by both the CDC and NYS
is changing rapidly.
In our aviation world it is still
necessary to wear masks when
entering and in the terminals or
building at Port airports, in the
departure areas, gate and on aircraft.
Social distancing requirements
have been minimized
and at the discretion of the individual
but it still recommended
for some space between people
on lines for security, food, shopping
and places of tight quarters.
People are still required to
wear face masks indoors on all
forms of transportation traveling
into, within, or out of the United
States and in all indoor areas of
transportation hubs, regardless
of vaccination status.
On June 15, Gov. Cuomo enthusiastically
announced the relaxation
of the NYS mandates
now that 70 percent vaccine rate
in NYS has been is reached,
coronavirus capacity restrictions,
including social distancing,
cleaning and disinfection,
health screening, and contact
information for tracing, are optional
for retail, food services, offices,
gyms and fitness centers,
amusement and family entertainment,
hair salons, barbershops
and personal care services,
among other commercial settings,
Cuomo said at the 1WTC
property. Masks usage has not
His press conference thanked
all the essential workers for their
heroic efforts and exclaimed that
we are moving forward. He called
for re-imagination to capitalize on
this moment. He proclaimed passion
and enthusiasm with over
70% of population being vaccinated
setting the stage for this
day of relaxation of mandates.
He spoke of the redevelopment
of airports, and city infrastructure
and the positive impact
Fireworks were launched that
evening at Jones Beach and
across the state in honor of the
Details here: https://www.
On June 10, the Center for
Disease Control, CDC made the
-CDC is announcing that it will
be amending its Face Masks Order
to not require wearing a mask
in outdoor areas of conveyances
(if such outdoor areas exist on
the conveyance) or while outdoors
at transportation hubs.
-CDC continues to recommend
the wearing of masks in
these outdoor areas by people
who are not fully vaccinated.
-CDC will be amending the
Order as soon as practicable.
The federal, state and local
agencies at the airports will follow
the CDC guidelines that are
in effect until mid September at
Every week more airlines resume
flights on a limited basis
while others that have resumed
are adding more flights as well
both domestically and internationally.
There is a high capacity for
those running less flights but the
overall percentage of total flights
is about 50% of what it was precovid.
So while passenger traffic
is up tremendously since 2020,it
is still fa below 2019.This drop is
volume is reflective in the business
partners of the airlines. At
a time where airline business
is off many suppliers are facing
increases from Port flight fees,
union insurance mandate, minimum
wage increases in September
and some facing competition
from non-union companies
swooping in to take business
from established companies that
are subject to Port authorization,
certification and lower overhead
than airport based operations.
The good news though is that
for every bump up in volume, another
handful of employees are
retained or rehired, terminal concessions
re-open due to additional
travelers, and the federal funding
is helping business survive.
It is reported that the Port Authority
and other stakeholders at
the airports will bring back office
staff on a limited basis, 2 day a
week, right after July 4th. This in
turn will provide some additional
revenue for airport based services
to and restaurants that cater
to these office workers.
Some are considering a hybrid
meeting of virtual and live.
The JFK Rotary held its last two
meetings in a hybrid fashion at
the J&R Runway Cage at Building
14. More and more organizations
are looking at the same or
gradually moving to all live.
Overall, the positivity rate of
increased travel, business reopenings,
public relaxation of restrictions
and the beneficial impact
of the Covid vaccine are all
helping to keep moving forward
and maintaining a positive trend.