Three employees with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in California tested positive for the coronavirus, the agency confirmed Tuesday.
The employees, who work at Mineta San Jose International Airport in Santa Clara County, and all other workers they came in contact with over the past two weeks are quarantined at home.
“Screening checkpoints remain open and the agency is working with the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], as well as the California Department of Public Health and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to monitor the situation as well as the health and safety of our employees and the traveling public. We will update as more information becomes available,” TSA said in a statement.
JUST IN: Three TSA officers at #SanJose Int’l Airport have tested positive for #coronavirus. TSA: “all TSA employees they have come in contact with (them) over the past 14 days are quarantined at home.” #SJC #airtravel.— Ian Cull (@NBCian) March 11, 2020
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Santa Clara County has 45 confirmed coronavirus cases, including one death, according to NBC’s Bay Area affiliate.
Along with Washington and New York, California has borne the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak, which has also spread to a litany of other states.
The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. surpassed 1,000 Tuesday. Thirty-one people in the U.S. have died thus far from the virus.