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December 23, 2020

North Central West Virginia Airport in US installs new acrylic shields

North Central West Virginia Airport has installed new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout the airport to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

North Central West Virginia Airport has installed new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout the airport to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The protective shields have been installed by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in areas where TSA officers typically interact with travellers.

This includes the divesting areas where passengers prepare their carry-on property for X-ray screening, the property search areas and travel document checking podiums.

TSA West Virginia federal security director John C Allen said: “The installation of these shields is just one of many initiatives that TSA has put in place with the goal of reducing the likelihood of cross-contamination among travellers and employees who are flying out of the airport in Bridgeport. These shields provide an additional layer of protection to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.”

TSA stated that it continues to promote its ‘Stay Healthy. Stay Secure’ campaign designed to advise passengers about airport checkpoint modifications and procedures to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The agency is also promoting social distancing, reduced physical contact between passengers and TSA officers during the process of screening, use of personal protective equipment by TSA officers, as well as extra cleaning and disinfecting at the security checkpoints.

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In a separate development, health and wellness company XpresSpa Group signed a lease amendment for an XpresCheck Covid-19 testing centre at Salt Lake City International Airport.

The pop-up facility is expected to be fully operational by mid-January 2021.

XpresCheck will be constructing the facility in its existing XpresSpa location at Concourse A, post-security.

The XpresCheck testing centre will provide both the Rapid Molecular Covid- 19 test and the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.

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