Airports Commend TSA for COVID-19 Safety Measure

Washington – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today welcomed the announcement by TSA Administrator David P. Pekoske requiring Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to wear facial protection when performing screening operations.

“ACI-NA and our member airports applaud TSA for implementing this measure to further provide for the safety and health of passengers and its employees. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, airports, in coordination with TSA and airlines, have been intensely focused on providing for the health and safety of their passengers, employees, and tenants. The facial protection requirement announced by TSA compliments the numerous mitigation measures airports have implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Airports encourage passengers to wear facial coverings throughout the airport to protect themselves, airport workers, and other passengers.”



About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at