COVID-19 Information

The Wayne County Airport Authority, which operates and manages Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and Willow Run Airport (YIP), is continuing to work with its federal partners, airlines and tenants to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Latest Updates

  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Willow Run Airport remain open and continue operations. This is in compliance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order. The order explains transportation is part of the critical infrastructure, including air transportation and the movement of cargo and passengers.
  • Please check with your airline for specific delay and cancellation information.
  • The following programs and services are temporarily suspended:
    • Airport Ambassador volunteer program
    • DTW Destination Pass
    • Valet service at the McNamara Terminal
  • Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order placing restrictions on bars and restaurants impacts Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The food & beverage concessions are now limited to carry-out service. Retail locations are not impacted by the order. However, many shops and restaurants have limited hours or are temporarily closed. The concessionaires and the airport are striving to make essential products and services available, while protecting the health of the traveling public and employees. Below is a list of open concessions.


The following concessions are open at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, as of March 26, 2020.

North Terminal

Food & Beverage


National Coney Island        CNBC News Smartshop


Detroit Marketplace


Explore Afar


The Detroit News




McNamara Terminal

Food & Beverage



CNBC News Smartshop

Coffee Beanery

CNBC Newsstand

Grobbel's Gourmet Deli

Estee Lauder/MAC

Leo's Coney Island


Max & Erma's

So Chocolate



Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

The Economist

Sora Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

The New York Times


Time Newsstand


Closed after 12 p.m. on 3/29

Travelex Currency Services


Wall Street Journal


World Duty Free


Z Market & Mills Pharmacy


Focus on Wellness

The Wayne County Airport Authority has implemented additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning in the McNamara Terminal and North Terminal, concentrating on “touch points,” such as door knobs, water fountains, handrails and toilet seats.
  • Postponing or canceling community engagement activities, including educational tours and the annual Arbor Day celebration.
  • Adding hand sanitizing stations in areas that passengers and airport employees can easily access throughout the terminals.
  • Continuing to provide checkpoint bins treated with antimicrobial technology that kills or slows the growth of bacteria and viruses.
  • Reminding passengers and workers to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations via signage and public address messages in the terminals. 

Tips to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends:















Passenger Screening

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is one of the U.S. airports selected by the Department of Homeland Security to facilitate COVID-19 screening of passengers. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have implemented enhanced screening procedures. Information about the screening process and travel notices can be found on the CDC website.

Additional Resources

The most recent news release about the Airport Authority’s response to COVID-19 is available at

More information on the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 can be found at

Customer service information is available throughout this website. Important links and phone numbers can also be found on the Airline Directory page and the Contact Us page. Questions may be submitted at the bottom of the Contact Us page.

The Airport Authority will continue to take proactive steps to keep customers, stakeholders and employees safe. This page will be updated as changes occur at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.