Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has been working aggressively to keep the traveling public safe from the COVID-19 virus (the strain of the latest coronavirus outbreak).
We are in daily contact with our many partners – from airlines to the local Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and with the Minnesota Department of Health, Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection – to ensure MSP remains open and operating safely for the traveling public.
For a comprehensive look at our response and recovery efforts, view our Travel Confidently MSP COVID-19 Response Playbook.
We have ramped up cleaning and disinfecting procedures for MSP touchpoints throughout Terminals 1 and 2. Our cleaning partner has established a formal COVID-19 response team and microbial remediation plan and is disinfecting touchpoints throughout public spaces. Enhanced focus areas include high-use restrooms, terminal seating, public handrails and food courts.
In addition, our cleaning partner is conducting extra disinfection of public spaces throughout MSP, and we’ve placed hand sanitizers in many high-traffic locations throughout our terminals.
We will be updating this site regularly as new information becomes available. So please check back.
MSP has received both the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association and the Airport Health Accreditation, a program sponsored by Airports Council International (ACI).
To achieve GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation, facilities must demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 elements, which range from proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices to risk assessment strategies and emergency preparedness measures.
MSP’s second accreditation, through ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation program, assesses new health measures and procedures in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force recommendations. Areas of assessment include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing where feasible and practical, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.
The Airport Health Accreditation program is also consistent with the recommendations and industry priorities put forward by ACI-North America’s Airport Industry Recovery Advisory Panel.