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Homeland Security Secretary: TSA considering temperature checks and thermal imaging


TSA considering temperature checks and thermal imaging, acting Homeland Security secretary says

The agency unveiled new rules Thursday, but additional health checks could be on the way.

Dallas Morning News

By Kyle Arnold

After TSA rolled out a series of new measures Thursday to encourage social distancing and stop the spread of COVID-19, Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said the agency is considering checking temperatures and thermal imaging to help screen for the virus.

Wolf, a Plano native who toured Alliance Airport in Fort Worth for a look at shipping infrastructure, said it is a possibility that passengers will be screened for elevated temperatures before they board planes.

“We’re looking at temperature checks, thermal imaging and other technologies to see what we can do to provide some layer of security,” Wolf said Thursday.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/05/21/tsa-considering-temperature-checks-and-thermal-imaging-acting-homeland-security-secretary-says/