The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) conducted a COVID-19 safety and protocol survey among its visitors and the results are in.

Vernon Research Group, the local firm that administered the survey, helped CID formulate a plan called the "Travel Well Program". It's a screening program they will run for at least a year that requires passengers departing CID and employees and staff of the airport working beyond the security checkpoints to be temperature-screened.

75 percent of respondents to Vernon's survey said they would feel more comfortable in the airport if a process like this was implemented. CID will team with Mercy Medical Center on the program, who implemented a similar one at their facility. Funding comes out of $22.8 million the Eastern Iowa Airport received via the CARES act earlier this year.

If you're interested in having your say or learning more about this program and other safety measures underway at CID, a public hearing with an in-person capacity of 40 spots will be held on July 16 at 6 p.m. and it will be located at Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW. Others can view it remotely via Zoom.

You must pre-register for one of the 40 in-person spots either via Zoom, by emailing PIO@flyCID.com or by calling Pam Hindman at (319)731-5719.

CID expects to finalize approval of the "Travel Well" program on July 27.

More details are available from KCRG.

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