March 12, 2020
The national office for the USO announced its intent to close its airport USO locations to ensure the safety and health of staff and volunteers and to avoid unnecessary risks of exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus. This includes Charlotte Douglas International Airport. All USO N.C. Airport Centers will temporarily close at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, until further notice. The Interfaith Chapel, which is located on the Atrium's upper level, remains open 24 hours a day seven days a week. However, Sunday services are suspended until further notice.
The health and safety of our passengers is our top priority. We are committed, as always, to providing a safe and clean airport. See what we are doing in the 11:11 a.m. update below.
We ask that our passengers and Airport partners do what they can to practice good personal hygiene, to include regular handwashing and allowing for extra space (social distancing) between you and the person next to you when standing in any lines for screening or a flight, while shopping or dining, or while moving though the Airport.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash