Poll: Are you confident in the FAA’s ability to keep U.S. ATC Centers Free of the coronavirus?

The FAA on April 1 listed 21 air traffic control facilities that have been affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus, one more than double the number the agency reported a week earlier.

Not all of the facilities in the latest count involved positive test findings for the coronavirus. A “presumptive positive test” from the tower at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California was ruled negative on March 28, the FAA reported. County officials closed a non-FAA tower at Elkhart Municipal Airport near Elkhart, Indiana although there were no positive cases, according to the FAA listing.

Temporary closures because of the coronavirus have forced the FAA to increasingly rely on contingency plans, which involve shifting responsibilities between different facilities. 

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