Mar 18, 2020 - Economy & Business

Control tower at Chicago's Midway Airport closes after employees contract coronavirus

A plane takes off from Chicago's Midway International Airport
A plane takes off from Chicago's Midway International Airport in 2018. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

The control tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport closed Tuesday after "several" employees tested positive for coronavirus, the Federal Aviation Administration said, per CNBC.

The state of play: Midway, Illinois' second-largest airport and the nation's 27th-busiest, remained open thanks to backup facilities but still faced dozens of cancellations.

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