Changes Coming to Bay Area Airports Starting Monday

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After some major airlines have deemed masks required for all essential travel, Bay Area airports are stepping it up to avoid further coronavirus contamination. 

Starting Monday, May 4, face masks will be required at all Bay Area airports regardless of airline.

Masks can be in the form of bandanas, homemade masks and non-medical masks. 

United, Delta and JetBlue have all put these requirements into place nationwide. 

JetBlue was the first airline to require masks for passengers, beginning their new coronavirus measures by first requiring all crew members to wear face coverings. 

"Wearing a face covering isn't about protecting yourself it's about protecting those around you," JetBlue President and COO Joanna Geraghty said.

"This is the new flying etiquette. Onboard, cabin air is well circulated and cleaned through filters every few minutes, but this is a shared space where we have to be considerate of others. We are also asking our customers to follow these CDC guidelines in the airport as well," Geraghty said.