TSA Updates Screening Process Due to COVID-19

Keeping workers and passengers safe is top priority.

The Memorial Day holiday kicked off the summer vacation season. With it, the Transportation Security Administration has issued certain official new guidelines for the security screening process to avoid cross-contamination and the spread of the coronavirus.

Travelers can expect to see the recommended 6 ft. apart enforced while lining up. When viewing passengers’ tickets, TSA employees will no longer be handling them, but will inspect them visually without touching them. Masks are encouraged and required among both the passengers and the staff. Large containers of liquid hand sanitizer will be permitted among carry on bags, instead of the usual 3.4 oz rule.

TSA Administrator David Pekoske said, “In the interest of TSA frontline workers and traveler health, TSA is committed to making prudent changes to our screening processes to limit physical contact and increase physical distance as much as possible.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For TSA workers and other essential employees as they come in contact with the vast airline traveling public.
  • That the Lord would instill a consideration for one another amongst passengers.
  • For citizens to be gracious and empathetic toward each other during this summertime facing the pandemic.

Sources: Forbes, TSA.gov


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