Airports and Pandemics---Reducing the Spread of Communicable Diseases

In recent years, as air travel has increased worldwide, attention to the global spread of communicable diseases via air travel has also grown, as exemplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because airports serve a vital role in facilitating easy movement of passengers and goods, they must also play a key role in communicable disease mitigation and control. ACRP has conducted a convening event and produced tools and guidebooks to help the airport community and stakeholders deal with communicable disease outbreaks, and Project 03-49 will provide guidelines and best practices to mitigate transmission. Yet it is apparent that considerable gaps in research and practice remain. Recognizing these needs and the significant impact pandemics can have on airports, the ACRP Oversight Committee allocated funds for additional research with the understanding that the specific scopes and objectives of the research would need to be further developed by a project panel. The objectives of this research are to conduct research to address gaps in the airport community’s role and response to communicable disease pandemics and to prepare products to help airports address these gaps.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $900000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 04-25

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Navarrete, Joseph

  • Start Date: 20210111
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01748070
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 04-25
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2020 3:04PM