SIOUX CITY, Iowa - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed a new acrylic shield at the security checkpoint at Sioux Gateway Airport as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to implement initiatives to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The protective barrier has been installed in the area where TSA officers typically interact with passengers as they divest their items into bins.
“The installation of these types of 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 who are flying out of the airport in Sioux City,” said John Bright, TSA’s Federal Security Director for Iowa. “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/coronavirus.