Coronavirus

Chicago Midway Tower Shuts Down After Technicians Test Positive For Coronavirus

Chicago Midway Airport Control Tower shuts down due to COVID-19 coronavirus

Chicago Midway Airport Control Tower has shut down after two of its technicians tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The tower closed late afternoon Tuesday and doesn't expect to be open until Wednesday morning. Chicago Midway Airport remains open but no flights can go in or out while the control tower is disinfected.

In a press release by the FAA Great Lakes Region, public affairs contact, Tony Molinaro said:

Earlier today, several technicians at the facility (MDW) tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The air traffic control tower at Midway Airport is temporarily closing while we ensure a safe work environment for air traffic controllers and technicians. The airport remains open and operations will continue at a reduced rate until the situation is resolved.