A third security screener at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Transportation Security Administration officer last worked at the Atlanta airport on March 9, on a shift from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the main checkpoint
The officer received positive test results for the virus on March 23.
Two TSA screeners at the Atlanta airport earlier this month tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Dozens across the country have tested positive.
Hartsfield-Jackson has closed some security checkpoints as TSA staffing declines, amid a sharp drop in air travel as Americans stay home. The main security checkpoint is closed from 11:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. The airport has also shut down some moving sidewalks and escalators.
Hartsfield-Jackson general manager John Selden said Wednesday there has been an 85% decline in passenger traffic.
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