La Crosse Regional Airport gets acrylic barriers at TSA security checkpoints to help protect workforce and passengers from COVID-19

Local Press Release
Monday, January 11, 2021
TSA installed acrylic barriers at La Crosse Regional Airport. (TSA photo)

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed installation of new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in the agency’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Barriers at La Crosse
TSA installed acrylic barriers at La Crosse Regional Airport. (TSA photo)

More than 50 acrylic barriers were installed at security lanes across the checkpoints at LSE. The barriers are currently in place at the conveyor belts, travel document checker podiums, and divestiture positions.

“These new acrylic barriers at our TSA checkpoints will help protect TSA officers, travelers and flight crews,” said Wisconsin’s TSA Federal Security Director Mark Lendvay. “Along with other safety technologies to reduce or eliminate physical contact, TSA will continue to identify and implement changes and innovation to help minimize the spread of the virus.”

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.

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