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TSA launches “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign

TSA launches “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign

July 1, 2020

TSA shares travel tips for travelers flying out of Lehigh Valley International Airport ahead of 4th of July Weekend

(Hanover Township) –  As the calendar turns to July and the Independence Day holiday weekend is just a few days away, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the agency’s new “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign. The campaign focuses on airport checkpoint modifications to help contain the spread of COVID-19, comply with CDC guidelines and support healthy and secure summer travel to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Throughout the month of June, TSA has seen an increase in the number of individuals coming through airport checkpoints and is monitoring the growth closely for staffing and security purposes.

“Throughout the pandemic our TSA officers have been vigilant in their security mission, continuing to focus on security measures while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks,” said TSA Federal Security Director Karen Keys-Turner. “Passengers will see TSA officers changing gloves after each pat-down and using a fresh swab when checking for explosive material.”

Procedural changes that travelers should expect are outlined below.

Beyond TSA checkpoint area changes, many airlines and airports are providing specific COVID-19 and summer travel season related guidance. Travelers should check with their airline prior to their trip to determine if the airline has made any changes to procedures.

As passenger volumes continue to rise, TSA recommends that travelers arrive to the airport early since new procedures, such as social distancing, may add time to the pre-flight experience. This practice ensures adequate time for checking bags, completing security screening and getting to the departure gate on time.

For more information about TSA’s response to COVID-19 and other adjustments TSA has made at security screening checkpoints, please visit tsa.gov/coronavirus.

 

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