TSA has installed new acrylic shields at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport to help protect passengers and workforce from coronavirus

Local Press Release
Friday, December 18, 2020
Acrylic barriers have been installed at the TSA checkpoint at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport to help protect the workforce and passengers. (TSA photo)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed new acrylic shields at the security checkpoint at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to implement initiatives to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The protective barriers have been installed in areas where TSA officers typically interact with passengers. This includes the travel document checking podiums, the divesting areas where travelers prepare their carry-on property for X-ray screening and the property search areas.

Barriers at CLT photo
Acrylic shields were installed at the TSA checkpoint at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. (TSA photo)

“The installation of these shields is just one of many initiatives that TSA has put in place with the goal of reducing the likelihood of cross contamination among travelers and employees,” said Chuck Burke, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airport. “These shields provide an additional layer of protection to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.”

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 www.tsa.gov.