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DHS Announces Extension of REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline

Release Date: April 27, 2021

The following announcement is directly from dhs.gov:

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has significantly impacted states’ ability to issue REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards, with many driver’s licensing agencies still operating at limited capacity. DHS will publish an interim final rule in the coming days to effectuate this enforcement date change.

“Protecting the health, safety, and security of our communities is our top priority,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “As our country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the REAL ID full enforcement deadline will give states needed time to reopen their driver’s licensing operations and ensure their residents can obtain a REAL ID-compliant license or identification card.” 

Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification at airport security checkpoints for domestic air travel.  

All 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and four of five U.S. territories covered by the REAL ID Act and related regulations are now compliant with REAL ID security standards and are issuing REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards. However, many state licensing agencies have extended the deadline for renewing expiring licenses due to a widespread shift to appointment-only scheduling protocols during the pandemic that has significantly limited states’ capacity to issue REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards. As a result, only 43 percent of all state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards are currently REAL ID-compliant.  DHS and various states also need time to implement requirements mandated by the REAL ID Modernization Act, including changes that will streamline processing by allowing the electronic submission of certain documents.

DHS continues to work closely with all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to implement REAL ID Act requirements. For more information on REAL ID, visit www.dhs.gov/real-id.

Facial Covering Mandate

NEW – Federal Mask Order Effective February 1, 2021. The Federal Government has issued an order that requires masks which cover both the mouth and nose for passengers, visitors, and employees in the airport terminal, on commercial flights, and on airport property (which TSA has confirmed includes all portions of the airport, including all general aviation areas.)  Failure to comply may result in removal and denial of re-entry. Individuals may also be subject to criminal or civil penalties, or both.  

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order can be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Mask-Order-CDC_GMTF_01-29-21-p.pdf

Guidelines:

  • Masks must completely cover the nose and the mouth.
  • Masks should be secured to the head with ties, ear loops or elastic bands that go behind the head.
  • Masks should fit snugly

 Exceptions:

  • Children under 2
  • If a person has a disability and can’t wear a mask
  • While eating, drinking or taking medications for brief periods
  • While communicating with a person who is hearing impaired when the ability to see the mouth is essential
  • When it is necessary to temporarily remove the mask to verify one’s identity

The following do NOT meet the requirements of this order:

  • Masks with slits exhalation valves or punctures
  • Face shields. (Can be worn as a supplement to a mask but not on their own)
  • Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas or bandannas
  • Shirt or sweater collars pulled up over nose and mouth
  • Masks made from loosely woven fabric or that is knitted (example: fabrics that let light pass through)

Flight Status and Airport Operations Update – Tuesday, January 26, 2021

UPDATED: 10:15am, Tuesday January 26th

FLIGHT STATUS AND AIRPORT OPERATIONS UPDATE – TUESDAY, JANUARY, 26, 2021

Due to significant overnight snowfall, icy runway conditions, and forecasted low temperatures, United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines, has modified their schedule as follows for Tuesday , January 26, 2021:

UA5084 (from Monday, January 25th) – from Los Angeles to Prescott – CANCELLED

UA5158, Tuesday, January 26th – from Prescott to Denver – CANCELLED

UA5063, Tuesday, January 26th – from Denver to Prescott – CANCELLED

UA5112, Tuesday, January 26th – from Prescott to Los Angeles – CANCELLED

Passengers can contact United at 1-800-864-8331 or visit www.united.com for rescheduling. Local staff will continue to try to reach out to passengers as well.

The Airport is open at this time, however, there may be intermittent closures as staff continues to clear the runways or taxiways. Airport staff is continuing to work round-the-clock to keep the runways and taxiways clear. People needing to access the airport are advised to use caution.

We will continue to update here as information becomes available.

FLIGHT STATUS AND AIRPORT OPERATIONS UPDATE – MONDAY, JANUARY, 25, 2021 (Please see above for more current information).

Due to significant snowfall and anticipated additional weather conditions the remainder of today, United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines, has modified its schedule as follows for Monday, January 25, 2021:

UA5063 – from Denver to Prescott has been CANCELLED.

UA5112 – from Prescott to Los Angeles has been CANCELLED.

UA5084 – from Los Angeles to Prescott – DELAYED, departing LAX at 6:00am LOCAL on Tuesday, January 26th.

UA5158, Tuesday, January 26th – from Prescott to Denver – DELAYED, awaiting arrival of UA5084. Estimated Departure at 8:39AM on Tuesday, January 26th.

Passengers can contact United at 1-800-864-8331 or visit www.united.com for rescheduling. Local staff will continue to try to reach out to passengers as well. The Airport is open at this time, however, there may be intermittent closures as staff continues to clear the runways or taxiways. People needing to access the airport are advised to use caution. We will continue to update here as information becomes available.

FAA: Federal Guidance to Fly Healthy This Holiday Season

November 12, 2020
Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov

Find the original press release at: https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=25440

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and State have established a new web portal where airline passengers can obtain updated information on how to Fly Healthy this holiday season.  The portal walks you through every step of the process: plan your travel; at the airport; aboard the aircraft; arrival at your destination, and returning home. 

Passengers making plans to return to air travel during the COVID-19 public health crisis are encouraged to visit the portal before heading to the airport. The experience as an airline passenger begins at home, planning and taking precautions to help everyone have a safe journey while preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Following these and other federal travel guidance will help ensure airline passengers can Fly Healthy for the holidays and safely negotiate all aspects of air travel. Recommendations include, among others:

Trip Planning:  Before booking your trip, check for international travel advisories and destination-specific COVID-19 risk. Refer to individual state, territorial, tribal, and local government websites for domestic travel advisories and information about quarantine or other restrictions.

At the Airport:  Once you arrive at the airport and exit your vehicle, start wearing your mask. This includes on shuttle buses, trams and any time you are outside your own vehicle on airport grounds.

Aboard the Aircraft:  Wear your mask aboard the aircraft, practice good sanitation, and maintain as much social distance as possible.  Be sure to pack extra masks for yourself and your party in your carry-on. 

Arrival at Your Destination  State, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements upon arrival.

Returning Home:  You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. Regardless of where you traveled or what you did during your trip, take action to protect others from getting sick after you return.

The Federal Aviation Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Transportation Security Administration, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection collaborated on the guidance supporting these recommendations. 

Additional information to better protect airline passengers, crew, and other airport workers can be found in the Runway to Recovery (PDF) publication, a joint guidance initiative from the Departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, and Health and Human Services.

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Call for Public Art

Project Description

Prescott Regional Airport is seeking artwork for the new 18,000 sq. ft. passenger terminal to be completed Spring 2021.  In 2019, over 55,000 passengers passed through the airport terminal. The new terminal will have a diverse range of designated space for 2D and 3D art, sculptural art in outdoor patio areas, and limited casework for smaller displays.

The Prescott Mayor has appointed a Commission for Airport Passenger Terminal Art [APTA] to solicit proposals, evaluate, and acquire art for the new terminal. For now, art will be procured through donations or loans only.

Art Themes

To highlight the Prescott regional area, art will be selected from the following broad categories:

  1. Aviation/ Flying (Examples: Historical photos, clouds, flight, planes)
  2. Regional Perspective (Examples: Landscapes, mountains, outdoors, Granite Dells, indigenous art)
  3. Prescott Heritage (Examples: “Our Home”, qualities, traditions, life near Prescott)

Mediums

Areas available for art include passenger hold room, screening areas,  a corridor between arrivals and departure vestibules, and outdoor opportunities for large sculptures. Color, size, visibility, and complexity will be evaluated according to the chosen display location.

Submitted art could include: 1. Photographs printed in large sizes on supportive backing with finished sizes spanning a maximum of 5 ft. high x 12 ft. long. Triptych or multiple related images will be considered; 2. Mural or mosaic art applied on supportive panels or walls or; 3. Paintings, drawings, prints, and other 2D work.

3D sculptural or relief art will also be considered. Life size bronze, or other sculptural pieces, may be selected for outdoor spaces.

The Process

Fill out the APTA Submission form at www.flyprescott.com and you will be contacted by a Commission representative. Submitted art will be evaluated for theme, quality, medium, cost, and logistical considerations.

Art will then be presented to the entire Commission for approval /denial.  If approved by the Commission, the artwork will be aggregated with other proposed terminal art for presentation to the City of Prescott Art in Public Places Committee.  Upon approved by the Art in Public Places Committee, Prescott City Council will grant final approval for acquisition and placement. This process may take a few months or more from first contact to approval and acquisition.

The City of Prescott has established Art in Public Places guidelines for the City’s process of accepting art. Loaned art may be placed on a revolving schedule.

Timeline

The Call for Art opens November 5, 2020.  The process is expected to go for several months but may close at any time for any reason, such as influxes of art or reaching capacity of allowed art. If the APTA Submission form is available, submissions are still being accepted.

Information Regarding Trump 2020 Campaign Rally

The Trump 2020 Campaign will hold a rally on Monday, October 19 at Prescott Regional Airport. Gates open at 8 a.m., with the event officially beginning at 12 noon. For tickets and information visit the campaign website:  https://www.donaldjtrump.com/events/  Times and details are subject to change without notice.

General Information

Gates open at 8 a.m. Admissions and security will be handled by the Trump Campaign.  For information, go the campaign website. https://www.donaldjtrump.com/events/

The President is expected to speak at 12 Noon, for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

No signs, lawn chairs, umbrellas, coolers, beverages, knives or weapons will be allowed.  Details will be provided via email to registered attendees.  Please be advised that seating is limited.

Water, shade areas and portable restrooms will be provided by the campaign on site.

All attendees will be temperature checked, and provided with a mask and hand sanitizer.

Event Parking, Access and Traffic Disruptions

NO vehicle parking for this event is permitted on airport property. There will be no stopping, standing, parking or camping on or along any road in the event area. Attendees must use remote parking and shuttle services.

NO overnight camping will be allowed in the airport area.

Multiple event parking locations with shuttle service have been announced:

  • Potter’s House Church at 5195 N. Hwy 89, Prescott  (Shuttles begin at 7:30am)
  • Heights Church, 2121 Larry Caldwell Drive, Prescott (Shuttles begin at 7:30an)
  • Findlay Toyota Center, Prescott Valley (Shuttles begin at 7:30am)
  • Watson Lake and Pioneer Park will be used if the above lots fill, with shuttles shifting to those locations later in the morning (after 8:30am).

Beginning at 7:30am, ADA accessible buses will shuttle attendees from the parking locations to the event location.  Gates will not open until 9am. Those with accessibility challenges may bring canes, walkers or other mobility devices.

For those with significant mobility issues, or health concerns:  Please be advised this event will take place on unimproved terrain, and there will likely be long lines, long distance walking, and long periods of standing.

Motorists should avoid the airport area including State Route 89, and SR 89A beginning at 7 a.m., through 3 p.m. that day if possible.

Traffic near the airport will be impacted. Road closures for the event include:

  • Deep Well Road (from Ruger to the Airport Terminal)
  • Janine Lane (from MacCurdy to Ruger Road)
  • Ruger Road (from SR 89 to Deep Well Road)
  • MacCurdy (from SR 89 to Janine)
  • MacCurdy at Bar Heart
  • MacCurdy at Clubhouse
  • Clubhouse at Wineglass
  • Cirrus at Wilkinson Drive

Airline Flight and Airport Terminal Information

United Express flights to Denver, Los Angeles, and beyond are scheduled to operate normally on the event day. Passengers should plan to arrive at the airport 90 minutes prior to departure.  As always, monitor United.com for updates and flight status.

Morning DEN Departure (6am) and Evening LAX Arrival (8pm):  Operations as normal. Passengers may utilize the terminal parking lot.

Afternoon LAX Departures and DEN Arrival: A special airline passenger and meeter/greeter parking area will be available at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (2000 Shepherd’s Lane) for use after 12 noon on October 19.  This lot can be accessed via DeepWell Road.  Let them know you have a flight or are meeting an incoming passenger.  No transit to the Trump event will occur from this lot.  

  • Departing Passenger (on outbound LAX flight):  Valid boarding pass and photo ID must be presented by departing passengers to board the terminal-only shuttle at St. Lukes.  
  • Arriving passengers can access their vehicles currently parked in the terminal lot, or can use the terminal-only shuttle (to go to St. Luke’s) to meet their transportation. Meeter/greeters for arriving passengers must stay at St. Luke’s to meet the passenger (who will arrive on the terminal-only shuttle).

Other Impacts/Activities

Antelope Hills Golf Course has cancelled all tee times before 3pm on Monday, October 19.   Contact the golf course to reschedule.  928-776-7888.

All US Forest Service Air Tanker operations will continue in support of the Horse Fire. 

The City will also post updates on the website home page, and the City Government of Prescott, Arizona Facebook page.

***ATTENTION MEDIA***

Look for the next update on Sunday afternoon, and Monday morning if needed.

Media must be registered with the campaign.  Go to www.DonaldJTrump.com to register.

Media inquiries regarding attending the event should be directed to the campaign, or to the White House Press office.  202-456-9570.

DOT Reselects SkyWest Airlines, Operating as United Express to serve Prescott Regional Airport

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has issued Order 2020-7-2, awarding a new Essential Air Service (EAS) contract to SkyWest Airlines, branded as United Express. The USDOT contract assures continuation of double-hub, non-stop service for Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and the Verde Valley leisure and business travelers for three years, commencing on September 01, 2020. 

 “After decades of underperforming air service providers at PRC, we are excited the USDOT has seen the value SkyWest has provided to the citizens of Northern Arizona during the current EAS contract,” said City of Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli.

“We are pleased to continue serving the Prescott area and know our passengers can fly with confidence thanks to the additional measures being taken on every flight,” said Greg Atkin, SkyWest managing director of Market Development. “From enhanced cleaning, mandatory face coverings and customer self-assessments with check-in, we remain committed to the health and safety of all onboard our aircraft.”

Passengers flying from Prescott Regional Airport – Ernest A. Love Field (PRC) will continue to enjoy convenient service to Denver International Airport (DEN) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) onboard the 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200.

The EAS program was established to assure that small communities maintain a minimal level of scheduled air service and access to the national air transportation system.  In January 2020, the USDOT requested proposals from air carriers interested in providing Essential Air Service at PRC for a new contract term. SkyWest Airlines, the incumbent carrier, was the only carrier to submit a proposal.

“We appreciate the strong partnership that has been forged between SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express, and the City of Prescott, “ noted Airport Director, Robin Sobotta. “Since service launched in August 2020, more than 85,000 total passengers have enjoyed the convenience associated with flying out of Prescott to hundreds of United destinations. In early 2021, their travel experience will be further enhanced with the completion of the new Prescott Regional Airport Passenger Terminal.” 

For more information on flight availability, please visit United.com.

United Airlines Reservations

In these uncertain times, we want to make sure everyone gets the assistance they need. The quickest way to cancel or change an upcoming trip is to use united.com or our United app — here are step-by-step instructions.

If you have a situation that needs to be resolved by phone, know that our contact center agents are working around the clock to help you. We want to prioritize those with the most time-sensitive plans, so if you’re not
traveling in the next 72 hours, we kindly ask that you wait to reach out to us until you’re closer to your trip.

If you booked your flight through a travel agency or a travel website and would like to change your reservation, please reach out to them for assistance.

Things are changing rapidly, and you can find the latest information on travel flexibility, health and safety efforts, and travel restrictions on united.com.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time, and for choosing United.

COVID-19 Update

Prescott Regional Airport has had several inquiries about our actions related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).   The airport has added additional hand sanitizers throughout the terminal to make it readily available.  We have also installed signs around the airport with reminders and tips on washing hands.   The terminal will be wiped down more frequently for sanitizing seat and surfaces.

United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines, is communicating with their employees to make sure they are taking appropriate precautions to avoid contracting or spreading illness.

Also, passengers who want to change their travel plans can do so without a change fee, for travelers who book now through March 31.  Go to United.com for details.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOALS FOR PRESCOTT REGIONAL AIRPORT – ERNEST A. LOVE FIELD FOR FEDERAL FISCAL YEARS 2020-2021

City of Prescott and Prescott Regional Airport – Ernest A. Love Field hereby announces its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 5.5% for FAA-funded contracts/agreements. The proposed goal pertains to Federal fiscal years 2020 through 2021 (10/1/2019-9/30/2021). An in-person meeting will be held on March 11th, 2020 from 4pm to 5pm at Prescott Regional Airport Administration Building located at 6546 Crystal Lane, Prescott, AZ 86301 for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal-setting process.