August Community Events Updates
& Covid-19 Related Information
Flying is open for business
States are ready for you
Many U.S. states are on the Governor’s Travel
Advisory list.This means that travelers have to
ll out a health form when arriving into NY from
these areas and must quarantine for 14 days.
I get it, but what about all the other states?
There are many wonderful states that are open
for vacation, enjoyment and discovery if you feel
comfortable to y.
Airlines at Newark, LaGuardia and JFK
are ready to y passengers with the utmost
protection, safety and care against illnesses.
In addition The Port Authority and terminals
are working together to provide a safe and
comfortable travel experience.
States open for travel from NY include Oregon,
Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Michigan,
Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire,
Connecticut and New Jersey.
Why aren’t these states promoting themselves
to our tri-state consumers for travel?
It is the mid-August- time to make last minute
IMOPORTANT EVENTS and NOTES
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
is scheduled to begin in mid Sepember, but
likely in a virtual seetting. Gone this year are
th3 hndre3ds of diloomat, staff and aircfat that
come to JFK and bfi ng a good economic shot in
the arm.This is another blow to our peer-to-peer
personal inte3ractions but a loss for many small
vendors and hote3ls that service this event.
Join us for our Virtual Info. Session for Transfer
Students August 19 at 6 p.m.
To register: https://www.vaughn.edu/summer-
The Global 1st Responder Foundation Golf Outing
is set for September 16 at the Stonebridge
Country Club. It has limited players, so if interested
XpresCheck Covid Testing
The fi rst airport Covid testing centers is now
open at JFK T4 and Newark Termina B for all
airport workers, and now passengers as well,
Appointments are recommended but walk-ins
will be attended time permitting. Call 718-751-
4640. Fore more info go to www.xprescheck.com.
Hours M-F, 10am-5pm.
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travel and to enjoy the sights and places around
the country that are safe welcoming people.
We offer advertising to all of NYC through our
diverse group of publications and media reaching
So, if you are one of these states open for
business, airline, travel company or outdoor
adventure, let us help you nd travelers.
Enjoy the rest of the summer. Flying is open for
Congress fails to reach new CARES Act
program as of August 13.
The current CARES bene ts expire on
September 30th. Many of the companies in
aviation including airports and Port Authority, as
well as unemployed and furloughed people are
anxiously awaiting new funding. Without this,
so many of our community will be in dire straits.
Let hope that our elected of cials come upwith
a bene t plan for all who work our airports as
we bering the resumption of ights and services
toour travelling public.
Department of Health requiring health forms from
travelers from states with high positive Covid numbers.
Face masks are required at the airport for entire entire
journey from entering terminals, at gates, on aircraft
and upon destination. Bring, and wear you mask.
The JFK Rotary is holding virtual meetings. Contact
The JFK Chamber of Commerce is in the process fi -
nalizing speakers for community virtual events. TBD
The Republic Airport Commission will hold a LIVE
meeting on August 19th, 7pm, main lobby at Republic
Airport. Call 631-752-7707 x6109
The SBA is still Accepting New Applications for Economic
Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
NEW Travel Mandates
Masks are required everywhere. New
NYS Exec. Order mandates healthforms
to be collected at all Port airports from
other states with high Covid illnesses.
Meetings are now Virtual
Port Authority and all airport organizations
are not holding public meetings.
Check with your event contact for
details. Meeting will be on Webex or
Real ID-Due to circumstances related
to #COVID19 DH is extending the #Real
ID enforcement deadline to 10/1/2021.
At that time, travelers 18 years or older
will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s
license, state-issued enhanced driver’s
license, or acceptable form of ID.
Port Airports Report
Passenger volume went from 2500 a day
in March to about 17,000 a day in July.
Look for many new fl ights to begin
in August after safety measures have
been ut in place in terminals, aircraft
Numerous swindlers are shipping dangerous
hand sanitizer and fake anti-
Covid necklaces. Both are hazardous to
The Global Entry and Trusted Traveler programs,
Resumption of Services-Port & Stakeholder Messaging
JFK Airport management continues
with its “Resumption of Services and inning
Back our Customers” remote meetings
every two weeks for the stakeholders
at JFK Airport. This is hosted by the Aviation
Department in response to the Covid19
The Port continues to coordinate with
its partners with consistency through
these meeting. Immediate implementations
include deployment of terminal signage.
regular cleaning and sanitizing,
social distancing, use of facial coverings,
plexiglass shielding, and overall precautions
that passengers and workers should
practice when taking a fl ight.
Currently terminal operators are
working with concessions with a phasedin
approach based on distancing, readyto
eat food, and looking for additional
Golf calendar UPDATES for 2020.
August 3, JFK Rotary Golf & Spa, Brookville Country
August 20, Dan Ferrante Golf, Stonebridge Country
September 14, JFK Chamber of Commerce, Brookville
September 16, Wednesday. Global Foundation for
First Responders 6thy Annual Charity Golf Outing,
September 26, JFK Air Cargo Association, Douglaston
which has been shut down since March 19
amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will open enrollment
centers again on Septmber 8th at JFK T4.
Suspended Flights to Cuba
Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State announced
on August 13 the he requested that the Department
of Transportation suspend private charter
fl ights to all Cuban airports, including Havana.
This action will suspend all charter fl ights between
the United States and Cuba over which
the Department of Transportation exercises jurisdiction,
except for authorized public charter
fl ights to and from Havana and other authorized
private charter fl ights for emergency medical
purposes, search and rescue, and other travel
deemed in the interest of the United States.
Postponed Reblic Airport Meetingt
The Meeting of the Republic Airport Commission,
which was scheduled for Tuesday, August
4th, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. in the Airport’s Main Terminal
Lobby, Farmingdale NY has been rescheduled
to another date. TBD. For more information,
call 631-752-7707 x6109.
West Indian Labor Day Parade
WIADCA cancels 2020 carnival parade amid COVID
19 pandemic. Popular West Indies Carnival
falls victim to Covid and NYS health guidelines.