Myth busted: The Punta Gorda airport is still open!

Posted at 10:45 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 23:17:29-04

PUNTA GORDA, FLA — Contrary to this Facebook post below, according to Kaley MIller, the Marketing & Communications Director at the Punta Gorda airport, the facility is not closing its doors.

"Punta gorda is open and operating," said Miller.

However, due to COVID-19, things have definitely slowed down.

"We are seeing a reduced number of passengers and this is due to a decrease in the frequency of Allegient flights," said Miller.

For the flights that are still coming and going, Miller says they're taking every precaution.

"We're cleaning often touched surfaces more often as well as we've added dispensers fro hand sanitizer throughout the terminal," said Miller.

They also still have flights that come in from places deemed "coronavirus hot zones" by Governor Ron DeSantis.

Miller adds that the airport is working to identify those passengers and make sure they quarantine themselves for 14 days.

"The local department of health has set up screening at the Punta Gorda for those New York State passengers that are arriving," said Miller.

For more information about the airport's coronavirus response, click here.