Coronavirus USA Updates: 500 TSA employees test positive for COVID-19

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Coronavirus USA Updates: 500 TSA employees test positive for COVID-19
Coronavirus USA Updates: 500 TSA employees test positive for COVID-19

As of Wednesday morning, 500 employees from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have tested positive for COVID-19, including 208 workers who have recovered and four who have died.

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The vast majority of the TSA cases are at New York City airports: 105 John F. Kennedy International Airport workers tested positive, 56 are positive from Newark Liberty International Airport and another 32 positive cases are employees working at LaGuardia Airport.

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TSA officials said they are providing N95 respirators and eye protection to workers. At JFK and a dozen other airports around the nation, the TSA is temporarily adding plexiglass protective screens at the travel document-checking podium.

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