LAS VEGAS - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed installation of new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in the agency’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A total of 72 protective barriers were installed at LAS in areas where TSA officers typically interact with passengers. This includes the travel document checking podium and the divesting area where travelers prepare their carry-on property for x-ray screening. The barriers are in place at the A/B and C/D checkpoints in Terminal 1 and at the security checkpoint in Terminal 3.
“The recent addition of clear barriers should instill an additional layer of confidence among travelers departing Las Vegas McCarran International Airport,” said TSA Federal Security Director for Nevada Karen Burke. “TSA will continue to identify and implement changes to the security checkpoint environment and security procedures to protect the health and wellbeing of the traveling public, our employees and the larger airport community.”
TSA recently awarded a contract to purchase and install 1,230 acrylic barriers at 37 priority airports nationwide. Installation of these barriers will be completed by early fall. The contract was awarded in June and additional contracts will be awarded starting in September.
TSA continues to promote its “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign designed to advise travelers of airport checkpoint modifications and procedures designed to contain the spread of COVID-19. These include social distancing, reduced physical contact between travelers and TSA officers during the screening process; use of Personal Protective Equipment by TSA officers; and extra cleaning and disinfecting in the security checkpoint.
Travelers are reminded to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel guidance as well as local and state advisories regarding COVID-19. For more information about the TSA response to COVID-19, please visit tsa.gov/coronavirus.