Dallas — The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) began requiring all travelers, terminal visitors and staff to wear face masks as of July 2. This came as a response to Governor Greg Abbott’s mandate that face protection is required for anyone who goes out in public in the state of Texas.
Airport spokespeople confirmed the rule applies to everyone either on the airport campus or in an airport vehicle, such as a rental car or any other airport shuttle.
Acceptable face masks include surgical masks and N95 respirators or homemade face coverings such as a scarf, a bandana or a handkerchief. The only requirement is the mask must cover the nose and mouth.
Face masks may be removed if a patron or staff member is eating or drinking or if they are asked to verify their identity by any airline official, such as TSA, Customs and Border Protection, Airport Department of Public Safety or any airline staff.
Some exceptions to this rule are children under the age of 2, patrons who have trouble breathing or are incapacitated to the point that they are unable to remove the mask without help.
This order is also in force at Dallas Love Field.