TSA Offers Tips for Traveling During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Spectrum News

NORTH CAROLINA — The Transportation Security Administration says it is continuing to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health departments to keep those who must travel safe and healthy.

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“Our commitment remains to protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce,” the TSA said in a statement.

Here is a list of things the TSA says it is currently doing to ensure the health and safety of employees and the traveling public:

Your Health is Paramount

First and foremost, travelers who believe they may have been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 should consult with their healthcare provider.

If you choose to fly, follow the guidance issued by the CDC and practice good hygiene, such as washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. We recommend travelers do this before and after the security screening process.

Clean Checkpoints

TSA has issued guidance to frontline employees to conduct routine cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces and security screening equipment at the TSA security checkpoint. TSA is also taking additional efforts to clean bins.

Most importantly, travelers are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines to help stay safe. You may wear a face covering if you choose, but you should be prepared to adjust your mask so that a TSA officer can visually confirm your identity during the checkpoint screening process.

ID Changes

If your driver’s license or state-issued ID expired on or