Thanks to a report filed by an in-house whistleblower last month, you may now see some changes when at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at airports, at least while coronavirus remains a threat.
A high ranking director at the TSA brought up several complaints against the agency in early June. His charges included “gross mismanagement” in response to the pandemic in terms of training and supplies for TSA officers.
The whistleblower, Jay Brainard, filed the complaint with the Office of Special Counsel, which, in turn, ordered the Department of Homeland Security to conduct an investigation into the allegations.
Following the investigation, TSA officers will now be required to change their gloves after every pat-down of a passenger or inspection of a carry-on bag. The agency will also now require TSA officers to wear face shields or protective eyewear when screening passengers if/when there’s no plastic barrier installed.
Over 1,100 TSA officers who have direct contact with passengers have tested positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, and 6 of those have died as a result of the virus.
#stayhealthy #staysafe #washyourhands #wearamask
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