New Acrylic barriers at Boston Logan TSA security checkpoints to help protect from COVID-19

Local Press Release
Friday, October 16, 2020

BOSTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed installation of new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in the agency’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A total of 23 divesture protective barriers were installed across four BOS checkpoints in locations where TSA officers typically interact with passengers, to include 19 ticket and document check podiums and divestiture positions. 

“The addition of acrylic barriers inside TSA checkpoints is one of several measures we’ve taken to protect our workforce and travelers,” said Bob Allison, TSA Federal Security Director for Massachusetts. “As long as this virus remains a threat, TSA will continue to implement the measures necessary for containment, including acrylic barriers as well as technologies that reduce or eliminate physical contact.”

In addition to the barriers installed inside TSA security checkpoints, airport officials installed barriers in checkpoint queues earlier this summer to promote social distancing.

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.

Earlier this year, TSA awarded a contract to purchase and install 1,230 acrylic barriers at 37 priority airports nationwide. 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