New Acrylic barriers at Portland Jetport TSA security checkpoints to help protect from COVID-19

Local Press Release
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

PORTLAND, ME – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed installation of new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints at Portland International Jetport (PWM) in the agency’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A total of seven acrylic protective barriers were installed across locations where TSA officers typically interact with passengers, including document checking podiums.

“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 Maine. “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.”

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