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TSA Worker At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Tests Positive For Coronavirus

John Scalzi
Sun Sentinel
A gate area at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is crowded with travelers awaiting Delta flight 1420 to Atlanta on Saturday, March 14.

A Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport TSA worker has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the agency said Sunday afternoon.

That brings the tally to two TSA officers in Florida who have tested positive for COVID-19, and six in the United States. The agency said Saturday night that a TSA screening agent at Orlando International Airport also contracted the virus.

The Fort Lauderdale airport officer "is receiving medical care and all TSA employees they have come in contact with over the past 14 days are self-isolated at home,” a TSA spokesperson said in a statement. “Screening checkpoints remain open and the agency is working with the CDC, as well as the Florida Department of Health, Broward County office to monitor the situation as well as the health and safety of our employees and the traveling public.”

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.