The USA’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has published details of airports where TSA screeners have tested positive for COVID-19.
In the past fortnight, 29 TSA screening officers have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, eight non-screening employees, who have relatively limited interaction with the traveling public, tested positive for the virus over the same period.
The TSA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health departments to monitor the situation, it said in a statement. The security checkpoints affected may close, requiring redirection of passengers to other facilities.
Among the airports where TSA staff tested positive for COVID-19 are: Seattle-Tacoma International; John F Kennedy International in New York; Indianapolis International; and Dulles International in Washington DC.
The full list of affected airports can be found here.