TSA Officers Will Start Wearing Face Masks in Latest Effort to Make Air Travel Safer

The Transportation Security Administration will now require officers to wear face masks while working at security checkpoints, the latest safety measure the agency has implemented.

The new requirement will be rolled out in the coming days, according to the agency.

“TSA is making this change to protect our employees and travelers as social distancing cannot always be maintained in the screening process.” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said.

While TSA officers will now have to wear facial coverings, using protective eyewear is still voluntary.



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