CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Catherine Muccigrosso/Charlotte Observer) - A Transportation Security Administration agent at Charlotte Douglas International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Friday.
The screening officer at CLT tested positive on Wednesday, TSA regional spokesman Daniel Velez said.
The officer last worked from noon to 8:30 p.m. July 2 in the C checkpoint area, he said.
Eight TSA agents have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Charlotte airport, six of whom were screening officers, according to the TSA website.
Overall, TSA has had 1,033 employees test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the website. It said 663 have recovered and six have died.
TSA has implemented several coronavirus-related safety measures that include requiring officers to wear face coverings and gloves, changing gloves between pat-downs and upon passenger request, and increased cleanings and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and security screening equipment, including bins.