Although I highly recommend staying home for the next couple of months (like Natalie and I and the kids are), some people still have to fly, for various reasons. And the TSA is stepping up and making adjustments to help these travelers take to the skies. Last week, for example, the agency adjusted its liquid ban to allow big bottles of hand sanitizer through security. Per its dedicated coronavirus page, “TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container up to 12 ounces per passenger in carry-on bags until further notice. Passengers can expect that these containers larger than the standard allowance of 3.4 ounces of liquids permitted through a checkpoint will need to be screened separately, which will add some time to their checkpoint screening experience.”
Now, TSA is telling domestic flyers that recently expired driver’s licenses are okay to fly with. As written on the page, “if your driver’s license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, and you are unable to renew at your state driver’s license agency, you may still use it as acceptable identification at the checkpoint. TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses or state-issued ID a year after expiration or 60 days after the duration of the emergency, whichever is longer.”
If you’ll be flying anytime soon, the TSA coronavirus page is a good resource. Check it out here.
The TSA coronavirus page also lists TSA officers have tested positive for COVID-19
Also on the same TSA coronavirus page, the agency has a map and more info on the TSA officers who have tested positive for COVID-19 (without their names). At the time of publishing, there are 23 such officers. For each case, the page shows the airport, terminal, security checkpoint, and time the officer was working. If you’ve flown through a U.S. airport recently, make sure to look over the list.
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