Updated April 7, 2020
Updated April 7, 2020
TSA understands that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is on the minds of travelers and the general public. That is why we have established a map for the purpose of notifying the public about airports where TSA officers have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. CDC recommends that post-exposure health management measures for asymptomatic exposed individuals continue until 14 days after the last potential exposure.
In the past 14 days across the nation, there are 47 screening officers who have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, 9 non-screening employees who have relatively limited interaction with the traveling public, have tested positive for the virus over the same period.
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.
|Airport||City||State||TSA screening officers||Last day at work||Work location *||Shift|
|Bradley International (BDL)||Hartford||CT||Screening Officer||April 3||Checkpoint A1||9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Boston Logan International (BOS)||Boston||MA||Baggage Officer||April 3||Terminal A Baggage||3:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.|
|Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY)||New Orleans||LA||Screening Officer||April 3||Main Checkpoint||11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.|
|John F. Kennedy International (JFK)||New York||NY||Screening Officer||April 2||Terminal 8 Checkpoint||12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Philadelphia International (PHL)||Philadelphia||PA||Baggage Officer||April 2||Terminals B and C baggage area||11:55 a.m. - 1:37 p.m.|
|Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY)||New Orleans||LA||Screening Officer||April 2||Checkpoint||3:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.|
|LaGuardia (LGA)||New York||NY||Screening Officer||April 2||Terminal C West Checkpoint||12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA)||Seattle||WA||Screening Officer||April 1||Checkpoint 3||3:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.|
|Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA)||Seattle||WA||Screening Officer||April 1||Central Checkpoint||3:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.|
|John F. Kennedy International (JFK)||New York||NY||Screening Officer||April 1||Terminal 4||4 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY)||New Orleans||LA||Screening Officer||April 1||Checkpoint||5 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)||Houston||TX||Screening Officer||March 31||Checkpoint 12 Terminal A South||10:45 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.|
|George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)||Houston||TX||Screening Officer||March 31||E-70 Checkpoint||6 p.m. - 11 p.m.|
|John F. Kennedy International (JFK)||New York||NY||Screening Officer||March 30||Checkpoint T4||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)||Dallas/Fort Worth||TX||Screening Officer||March 30||Checkpoint C21||12:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.|
|John F. Kennedy International (JFK)||New York||NY||Screening Officer||March 30||Terminal 1 Checkpoint||12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
|LaGuardia (LGA)||New York||NY||Screening Officer||March 30||Terminal A Checkpoint||2 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.|
|John F. Kennedy International (JFK)||New York||NY||Screening Officer||March 29||Terminal 4||4 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Chicago-O'Hare International (ORD)||Chicago||IL||Baggage Officer||March 29||Terminal 3, Baggage Zone 17D||2 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.|
|Denver International (DEN)||Denver||CO||Baggage Officer||March 29||East Baggage||4 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
Employees or travelers who believe they may have been in contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19 should consult with their healthcare provider. Employees or travelers who test positive for COVID-19 should seek medical attention and follow the guidance of their healthcare provider and local health department.
Learn about the preparedness and readiness efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to confront COVID-19, keeping Americans safe, and helping detect and slow the spread of the virus.
Travelers are reminded to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel and prevention guidance regarding COVID-19. This includes practicing good hygiene, such as washing your hands regularly.
TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container up to 12 ounces per passenger in carry-on bags until further notice. Passengers can expect that these containers larger than the standard allowance of 3.4 ounces of liquids permitted through a checkpoint will need to be screened separately, which will add some time to their checkpoint screening experience.
Please keep in mind that all other liquids, gels and aerosols brought to a checkpoint continue to be allowed at the limit of 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters carried in a one quart-size bag.
If your driver's license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, and you are unable to renew at your state driver’s license agency, you may still use it as acceptable identification at the checkpoint. TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses or state-issued ID a year after expiration or 60 days after the duration of the emergency, whichever is longer.
The latest travel restrictions and advisories related to COVID-19 can be found on the DHS “COVID-19: Protecting Air Travelers and the American Public” webpage and the State Department’s Travel.State.Gov webpage.
On March 24, 2020, Administrator David Pekoske responded to questions from Chairman Bennie Thompson and Subcommittee Chairman J. Luis Correa on the efforts TSA has taken to protect the frontline workforce from COVID-19. Read the letter.