As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreads throughout the United States, a total of four Transportation Security Administration agents at Orlando International Airport (MCO) have tested positive for the disease.
As we’ve learned from Click Orlando, TSA officials revealed that the additional positive case was confirmed today, bringing the number of agents at the airport that have tested positive up to four, with two cases reported earlier in the week. The first case was announced last weekend. This most recent agent was working as a screening officer at the East Checkpoint at MCO. Their last day of work was March 16. The other three cases involve TSA agents from the West Checkpoint.
From the TSA:
“The individual is quarantined and resting at home. TSA employees who work the same shift and may have come in contact with the officer who tested positive during the past 14 days have been alerted about the situation so that they can take action as appropriate.”
The airport and security checkpoints remain open as of the writing of this article, and the TSA stated that the are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Orange County Department of Health to “monitor the situation.” A map is available with locations of TSA agents confirmed with positive cases of COVID-19. There are 23 TSA screening officers who have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, five non-screening employees who have relatively limited interaction with the traveling public, have tested positive for the virus.
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