United Service Organizations (USO) has temporarily suspended operations at all USO Airport Centers in the USA from Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice.
USO is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and working closely with military, airport and civil authorities, the organization announced. These measures are being implemented to ensure the safety and health of military service members and families, USO staff, and 30,000 USO volunteers and to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in the communities in which USO serves, it added.
USO airport locations will continue to support military requests for large military personnel movements through airports and provide essential services in consultation with local military leadership. USO will continue to provide programs and resources to service members and their families across the globe as best as possible, while minimizing health risks.
“We remain committed to responsibly supporting our service members and their families across the USA and overseas. Our leadership teams will monitor health advisories and evaluate operational conditions on a frequent basis as long as necessary to ensure continuity of mission delivery and the safety of our staff and volunteers,” said chief operating officer Alan Reyes.