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TSA Employees Must Now Wear Masks While Working

TSA Employees Must Now Wear Masks While Working

The TSA has announced that its employees will now be required to wear fae make while manning security lines at airports in the United States. Wearing protective eyewear remains an optional practice.

The move is part of a larger effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to make airports a safer place for travelers especially in areas where social distancing isn’t possible like during security screening.“TSA is making this change to protect our employees and travelers as social distancing cannot always be maintained in the screening process,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske.

While passengers aren’t required to wear masks in every airport in the United States, the TSA encourages passengers to do so, especially when going through security as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The TSA has also announced that it is considering further changes in airport screening to further minimize physical contact at the security checkpoint, but what those measures are and when they will be implemented has not been made clear. The TSA’s new face mask policy will be implemented over the next few days.

For more information about the TSA response to COVID-19 visit

View Comments (8)


  1. kc1174

    May 13, 2020 at 4:12 am

    What’s a “fae make”?
    Also, why weren’t they wearing face masks before now?

  2. arcticflier

    May 13, 2020 at 5:16 am

    They are just now implementing facemasks for TSA?

    Wow, showing up late to the Party is often thought fashionable; however, in this case, it really is criminal negligence.

  3. SamirD

    May 13, 2020 at 9:03 am

    I think all masks should be called fae masks–just leaving out the k in fake, haha.

    Masks won’t protect anything from spreading with all those touch points–baskets, conveyor, floor, etc. Lysol just needs to invent a fogger that can be used each night.

  4. Ljczec

    May 13, 2020 at 9:20 am

    What are “fae make”? Does anyone edit these at all? It’s literally the first sentence of the article!

  5. LukeO9

    May 13, 2020 at 10:02 am

    They haven’t been ?!?!?!

  6. snidely

    May 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I’m surprised like everyone else. And why are people even allowed into the airport w.o. masks? To protect the workers, you need the people entering airport to wear masks.
    The airlines, themselves, were late w. this requirement. When I return – will probably also wear gloves. The security people should touching hundreds of objects.

  7. AndyPatterson

    May 13, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    If a TSA agent does a pat-down of a passenger and/or a search of the carry-on luggage, will the TSA agent put on fresh gloves beforehand, and then dispose of those gloves immediately afterwards? Otherwise, this is just TSA security theater.

  8. SoydeSD

    May 14, 2020 at 7:22 am

    FlyerTalk’s proofreader must have sneezed while writing that first line.

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