Midway Airport air traffic control tower reopens after workers test positive for COVID-19

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The air traffic control tower at Midway Airport has re-opened.

It has been closed for six days after three technicians tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

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Flight operations were limited during the closure and the Federal Aviation Administration said they put a ground delay program in place allowing flights to operate on a "one-in-one-out" basis.

The FAA said the tower has been thoroughly cleaned and other workers are still being evaluated.

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Southwest Airlines, which has the most flights into and out of Midway, had greatly reduced its schedule while the tower was closed.
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