More than 1,000 Transportation Security Administration employees have now tested positive in the US for coronavirus, according to agency data released Thursday.
That includes just over 900 frontline TSA officers who screen passengers at airports around the country.
At least six TSA employees have died due to the virus, the agency said.
Remember: The agency recently improved its protocols for screening officers, including requiring them to wear face shields and to change or clean gloves between each passenger they handle. The changes came about after a whistleblower complaint and are intended to better protect officers and prevent cross-contamination between passengers.
TSA officers screened 2.7 million people over the Independence Day holiday weekend.