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TSA statement on COVID-19 at JFK Airport

Statement
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

“TSA confirms that two Transportation Security Officers who work at John F. Kennedy International Airport have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The officers are receiving medical care and are quarantined at home. The officers both work in checked baggage rooms, and their duties do not involve direct contact with travelers. TSA employees who work the same shift and may have come in contact with the officers who tested positive during the past 14 days have been alerted about the situation so that they can take action as appropriate.  

“Security screening checkpoints remain open and the agency is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York City Health Department to monitor the situation as well as the health and safety of our employees and the traveling public.”

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Read more information about COVID-19, including the location where these TSA employees worked at the airport.