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Another Orlando International Airport TSA screening agent tests positive for COVID-19

A fourth TSA screening officer based at Orlando International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, the agency announced Sunday on its website.

“The individual is quarantined and resting at home,” the Transportation Safety Administration said. “TSA employees who work the same shift and may have come in contact with the officer who tested positive during the past 14 days have been alerted about the situation so that they can take action as appropriate.”

The agent’s last shift, TSA said, was Monday at the airport’s East Checkpoint from 4 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. That’s a day after the last shift of another Orlando TSA agent who tested positive. That agent worked the West Checkpoint 2:45 a.m. to 1:15 .p.m. on March 15coronavirus, on March 10 and 11.

Two screening officers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport account for the only other two confirmed cases of TSA and COVID-19 at Florida airports. In total, 25 TSA employees, 22 of whom are screening agents, have tested positive.

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