In a briefing with reporters today, TSA Administrator David Pekoske said the agency is taking a number of steps to protect travelers and employees and maintain social distancing, including opening more screening lanes at airports.
He said the agency is opening the lanes to limit exposure, with the hope of keeping wait times to nine minutes or less.
TSA is also asking passengers to self-scan their boarding pass on new machines it is using at some locations.
Officers now use face shields when they are doing passenger pat-downs, Pekoske said. He also said they are cleaning bins more often and changing gloves more often.
“We will continue to evaluate more safety measures,” Pekoske said.