New Federal Face Mask Order for Airports

To help further reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the United States, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order, “Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel,” on January 21, 2021, requiring face masks to be worn in airports, on commercial aircraft and in various modes of surface transportation. While face masks have been required at DEN since May 2020, federal law now requires anyone over the age of 2, to wear a mask at all times in and on airport property. Failure to comply may result in removal from airport property and denial of re-entry.  Refusing to wear a mask in or on the airport is a violation of federal law and individuals may be subject to penalties under federal law.

The mask requirement applies to any location indoors or outdoors on airport property including but not limited to all concourses, the Jeppesen Terminal, Final Approach (cell phone waiting lot), rental car companies, the plaza between the Westin and Jeppesen Terminal, the outdoor patio on Concourse B and curbside pick-up and drop-off.

If you forgot your mask, one can be purchased at a vending machine in the Terminal or at a number of concessions.

Learn more about how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement provisions of President Biden’s Executive Order and review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for acceptable face masks.