San Diego International airport worker, TSA officer test positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 20:28:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A San Diego International Airport TSA employee and worker at an airport vendor have both tested positive for coronavirus, the airport and TSA confirmed.

San Diego International officials also confirmed that they were notified by an airport tenant that one of their employees has tested positive for coronavirus. No information was given as to which tenant the employee worked for and when they last worked.

TSA officials say the screening officer worked the 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. shift at the airport's checkpoint 6, which is located in Terminal 2. The officer last worked on March 24.


The agency said the officer is at home resting and other employees who may have had contact with the officer have been made aware of the positive test.

“If someone believes they may have come in contact with this officer at some point during their travels and they are concerned about their health, they are asked to reach out to their medical provider or their local public health department," a TSA statement read.

The TSA says there have been at least 57 screening officers and 18 non-screening employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 around the U.S. in the last 14 days.

"TSA is working with the CDC and state and local health departments to monitor local situations as well as the health and safety of our employees and the traveling public. Impacted security checkpoints may close as needed, so you may be redirected to other security screening checkpoints at the airport," the TSA said on the agency's website.