COVID-19/ Coronavirus Update at Augusta Regional Airport (AGS)
As of April 3, 2020
During the Governer mandated shelter in place for the state of Georgia, as an essential function, the Airport remains open. However, all Airport administrative and non-essential employees are working remotely.
The Airport is statutorily required to maintain its Federal Aviation Regulation part 139 (Safety) and Transportation Security Regulation part 1542 (Security) functions.
Additionally, commercial airline operations and federal functions such as TSA security screening and the FAA’s Air Traffic Control continue.
As of March 24, 2020
Formal Statement from AGS Executive Director:
With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, identified as a respiratory disease, the Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) has been closely monitoring updates issued from the CDC and the Department of Public Health to remain as up to date and informed on the status of this disease as possible for our travelers.
Public health experts recommend the following best practices to increase the likelihood of preventing illness:
- Washing hands frequently
- Avoiding contact with people who are sick
- Staying home when sick
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
At AGS, we too are taking extra precautions to include:
- Increased sanitizing in the public seating areas
- Deeper and more frequent cleanings in the restrooms hand sanitizing stations are available pre and post security checkpoint
- Limiting to essential staffing
Airport/Tenant Closures, Temporary Hours, Reduced Service Updates:
Republic parking, the parking service company in place at AGS, will remain operational.
Par 3 Bar and Grille, along with, the Bistro, will remain open for to-go meals only. Seating in the restaurant area has been restructured, per the CDC guidelines, for social distancing by 6 feet.
All rental car agencies remain open at this time. For a list of rental car agencies located at AGS please visit www.FlyAGS.com/CarRentals.
Airline Updates and Information:
We encourage those individuals who are traveling to stay updated on the latest news and developments from their airline. For contact, information for your airline please visit www.FlyAGS.com/Carriers.
Should you have any concerns regarding flying or the status of your flight, we encourage you to check with your airline directly. For more information on the virus and precautionary measures in place, please visit the CDC website at www.CDC.gov
Herbert Judon, Jr.
AGS Executive Director
As of July 16, 2020
In accordance with Augusta Mayor, Hardie Davis Jr., AGS now requires a face covering or mask. To review Mayor Davis's Executive Order 2020-009, please click here.
As of August 3, 2020
As of July 17th, the FBO is a Safety1st Clean Location.
The Safety 1st Clean standards are produced by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Safety Committee provided general guidance on facility cleaning, disinfecting and facility operations in response to a pandemic. The goal of this standard is to safeguard FBO team members, clients, corporate assets and the general public. NATA and its membership are committed to helping reduce the spread of contagious diseases, but also understand that no cleaning and disinfecting standard is failsafe. This standard represents industry best practices and government agency guidance.
The Safety 1st Clean standard also provides a self-certification process that allows FBOs to highlight their conformance to this standard by displaying the Safety 1st Clean logo.