A medical Screener at LAX Airport tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.
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According to NBC News the person was among screeners who are assigned to the airport’s in-transit lounge and also “support jetway screening on direct flights from China.”
TSA said no travelers screened at LAX have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The person last worked screening air travelers for illness on Feb. 21, the DHS said in a statement, which also said the medical professional had worn the proper protective gear while working. The internal email described the person as a “contract medical screener” for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The email also said “these screeners are predominantly assigned to the CDC in-transit lounge and a few support jetway screening on direct flights from China.”
In its statement, the DHS said: “Late last night, DHS headquarters was alerted to a situation where one of our contracted medical professionals conducting screenings at LAX international airport had tested positive for COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This individual is currently under self-quarantine at home with mild symptoms and under medical supervision. Their immediate family is also under home quarantine.”