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News Releases

March 2, 2020


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring for illness among travelers and has expanded its enhanced health screening to 20 airports to identify individuals with novel coronavirus who are traveling into the United States, including Los Angeles International, San Diego International, and San Francisco International Airports in California.

John Wayne Airport does not have any flights to China or any other Pacific Rim country.

The current number of confirmed U.S. cases of novel coronavirus is updated regularly by the CDC at The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provides updates regarding the number of positive cases in California, including those from repatriation flights along with the number of persons that have tested for novel coronavirus at Orange County currently has one confirmed case of novel coronavirus, who has fully recovered.

For up-to-date information regarding the number of confirmed cases in Orange County along with information on how the OC Health Care Agency is working with the CDC, CDPH, and local healthcare providers, please visit For a list of Novel Coronavirus FAQs, visit

Safety and security is our top priority. John Wayne Airport will continue to coordinate with the Orange County Health Care Agency, Orange County Fire Authority, the CDC, and the international airports screening passengers from China to keep abreast of the latest developments.