The Transportation Security Administration is working on a plan to check passenger temperatures as they go through security at multiple American airports, a federal health official confirmed to CNN on Friday.
The Wall Street Journal first reported on the plan and said the TSA would take the temperatures at about a dozen unidentified airports. According to the newspaper, the program could begin as soon as next week.
The federal health official emphasized to CNN the plan was not yet final.
The TSA would not confirm it was planning on enacting such a program.
"At this time, no decision has been made regarding specific health screening measures at airports," the agency said in a statement Friday.
The agency said it continues to rely on the expertise of the Department of Health and Human Services and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Ongoing discussions with our (Department of Homeland Security) and interagency colleagues, as well as our airport and airline partners, will enable the agency to make informed decisions with regard to the health and safety of the aviation environment. The safety and security of the traveling public and our employees will always be our top priority," the agency said.
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