Falcon Field employee being tested for Covid-19

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Main terminal building at Peachtree City's Falcon Field. File photo.
Main terminal building at Peachtree City's Falcon Field. File photo.

Airport still open and operating normally — 

Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field said Thursday that one of its employees was being tested for coronavirus after having symptoms “consistent with those of Covid-19,” according to Hope Macaluso, airport manager.

However, “We are still providing all services, including fuel. We have only closed the main building to the general public. Airplanes can still land and take off as usual. In fact, we are experiencing a normal level of flights,” she said.

What’s closed to public access is what’s known as the FBO building, the fixed-base operator, a commercial enterprise that provides aircraft fueling and other aviation services.

“After much consideration we have decided to close the FBO building until further notice,” according to a news release emailed by the Peachtree City Airport Authority.

“This decision comes on the heels of the discovery of one our employees exhibiting symptoms that are consistent with those of COVID-19 and the employee is in the process of being tested. The employee has been in self quarantine since Saturday and will remain until testing has been completed and health professionals have given him direction,” the email said.

“We will still be providing ALL services. Please call the Front Desk with any requests: 770-487-2225,” the Airport Authority news release said.