The terminal at East Hampton Airport has been closed to the public, a town spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning.
The airport itself has not closed and flights can still come in and out. "I spoke with all of the airport tenants [Monday] about operating without face to face access," Joanne Pilgrim, the executive assistant to Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, said.
Sound Aircraft Services, one of the private companies that operates out of the airport, sent an email to its clients on Monday informing them of the town’s decision.
Sound Aircraft Services, the email said, is down to minimal operations at this time. Bathrooms are still open, marshaling and fueling services are still taking place, and there is still potable water, electricity, lavatory maintenance, and catering delivery for aircraft. Payments are by credit card only, and the company is not handling luggage or pulling up rental cars for clients right now, the email said.
“These are challenging times for all of us,” Sound Aircraft Services said. “Let’s engage each other with a respectful distance and patience.”