Seventh TSA Agent at Orlando International Airport Tests Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreads throughout the United States, a total of seven Transportation Security Administration agents at Orlando International Airport (MCO) have now tested positive.
As we’ve learned from WESH, 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 seven. This most recent agent was working as a screening officer at the West Checkpoint at MCO.
The airport and security checkpoints remain open as of the writing of this article, and the TSA has stated that they 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 now 49 TSA screening officers who have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, 18 non-screening employees who have relatively limited interaction with the traveling public, have also tested positive.
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