TSA Changes After Whistleblower Complaint
TSA HAS ADDED NEW SAFETY MEASURE AFTER A WHISTLEBLOWER CAME FORWARD WITH CONCERNS ABOUT COVID SAFETY
(CNN) – A TSA whistleblower says the agency made procedure changes to better protect passengers and officers after he raised concerns.
TSA Federal Security director Jay Brainard oversees Kansas airports.
He first raised concerns about how TSA was handling the coronavirus pandemic in June.
Brainard says the new measures include officers cleaning gloves or changing to a new pair between interactions with passengers.
Officers will be required to wear face shields in addition to face masks.
Brainard says TSA is also standardizing the practice of putting up transparent screens at stations where passengers and officers interact without social distancing such as ID checks and at tables where bags are further screened.
To date 997 TSA employees have tested positive for COVID-19, six have died.