TSA screening agent at RSW tests positive for coronavirus

Reporter: Justin Kase Writer: Derrick Shaw
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A TSA screening officer at Southwest Florida International (RSW) has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the TSA website of confirmed agent cases, the agent’s last day at work was March 28, at Checkpoint D, which services American, JetBlue, and Spirit airlines. The work shift was 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In the past 14 days across the nation, there are 47 screening officers who have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, nine non-screening employees who have relatively limited interaction with the traveling public, have tested positive for the virus over the same period.

The TSA website listed three other Florida airport employees who tested positive – two in Miami and one in Jacksonville.

According to TSA:

“TSA is working with the CDC and state and local health departments to monitor local situations as well as the health and safety of our employees and the traveling public. Impacted security checkpoints may close as needed, so you may be redirected to other security screening checkpoints at the airport. TSA officers remain dedicated to their mission to ensure that travelers can get to their destinations as safely and securely as possible.”

This story will be updated as additional information is confirmed.

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