Orlando International Airport TSA officer tests positive for coronavirus, TSA says

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Transportation Security Administration officer at Orlando International Airport has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

The TSA and TSA labor union confirmed that the officer worked in the airport before testing positive for COVID-19.

A union leader said the employee is a woman who works at Orlando International Airport.

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The leader said the woman’s co-workers who were in contact with her were notified.

Officers have worried about contracting the virus due to the nature of their jobs, coming into contact with thousands of passengers every day, according to the union leader.

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She said many have taken precautions such as wiping down stations more frequently between passengers, switching gloves more often and some are wearing masks.

Health officials have said masks are not necessary for those without the virus.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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