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LAX Confronted with COVID-19 Outbreak

July 26, 2022 • 11:54 am CDT
by D Thory
(Vax Before Travel)

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), at least 400 COVID-19 cases have been reported among Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) staff and American and Southwest airlines workers at the Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

KTLA reported on July 25, 2022, at least 220 TSA staffers tested positive for the the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

However, TSA disagrees with this news.

LAX and TSA officials said services had not been affected despite the reported cases.

“Our infection rate for LAX is being inaccurately reported by about seven times higher than we are currently seeing in our operation,” a TSA official stated to the LA Times on July 25, 2022.

TSA previously launched the “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure” campaign, which details proactive and protective measures we have implemented at security checkpoints to make the screening process safer for passengers and our workforce by reducing potential exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. 

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the LACDPH is available on the Public Health website.

Note: This is a developing story, which will be updated.