Per Executive Order: Face Coverings Required Unless Exempt; Entry to Airport May Be Denied

Per Executive Order: Face Coverings Required Unless Exempt; Entry to Airport May Be Denied

Updated on September 3, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an Executive Order that takes effect immediately for individuals and at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 13 for businesses, including Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). Any business that is open to the public must refuse entry or service to customers who refuse to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions. Please arrive at the airport wearing a face covering to avoid delays or being denied entry. DTW has free face coverings available in dispensers in the Ticket Lobby of the McNamara Terminal and North Terminal.

The Executive Order states, “Any individual who leaves their home or place of residence must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth: when in any indoor public space; when outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household; and when waiting for or riding on public transportation, while in a taxi or ridesharing vehicle, or when using a private car service as a means of hired transportation.”

There are some exceptions to the face covering requirement, including those who cannot medically tolerate coverings and small children.

The Executive Order also states, “To protect workers, shoppers, and the community, no business that is open to the public may provide service to a customer or allow a customer to enter its premises, unless the customer is wearing a face covering as required by this order.”

For more information, please visit the State of Michigan’s website here.