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.

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.

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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