SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Mendenhall issued guidelines for airport arrivals and pickups on Monday. The guidelines come after coordination with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Salt Lake City Department of Airports on the flow of return missionaries into SLC.
Individuals picking up returning missionaries are asked to park on the second level of the short-term parking garage and remain in their vehicle. Missionaries will be directed by airport staff to the parking area for pickup. Only one vehicle is permitted to pick up a missionary, and airport security will be monitoring adherence to the guidelines.
“We know how important it is to reunite with a family member during this time but we have to adhere to mass gathering standards, which are in place to protect us. Lives are on the line and every precaution must be taken to help stop the quick spread of this dangerous illness,” Mayor Mendenhall said.
“These guidelines are common-sense measures that reflect what we have previously directed families to do,” said Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “It is imperative that missionaries and their families adhere to these guidelines for their own safety, the safety of their families, and the safety of the community.”
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