Changes to US Airport Security Checkpoints Rolled Out

Posted on May 21, 2020 5:43 pm

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing changes to the security checkpoint process at airports to reduce risks of cross-contamination in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, many of TSA’s changes have already begun, and more are to be added nationwide by mid-June.  

A traveler pulls down her protective mask as a TSA agent compares her face to her identification at a security entrance at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash.

Changes already in effect include optional eye protection and plastic face shields for TSA officers, routine cleaning and disinfecting of common surfaces, plastic shielding at checkpoints and other social distancing precautions.