5th TSA agent at Nashville International Airport tests positive for COVID-19


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A fifth TSA worker at Nashville International Airport has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA reported Monday that four agents at the airport had the virus. A fifth employee, who last worked the morning of March 25 at the main checkpoint, was added to the list on Wednesday morning.

The agency provided the following information about the five agents:

RoleLast day at workLocationShift
Screening officerMarch 26Main checkpoint3 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Screening officerMarch 25Main checkpoint3 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Baggage officerMarch 20Baggage4 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Screening officerMarch 18Main checkpoint3 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Baggage officerMarch 17Baggage12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

As of Wednesday morning, TSA said 52 of its screening officers had tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 14 days. The agency added 23 non-screening employees “who have relatively limited interaction with the traveling public” also had confirmed cases of the virus over the same time period.

COVID-19 in Tennessee

(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST )

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