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Bethel TSA Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Oct 14, 2020

The Alaska Airlines terminal in Bethel, Alaska.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Two Transportation Security Administration agents who work at the Bethel Alaska Airlines terminal have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The most recent employee who tested positive last worked at the airport over a week ago, on Oct. 6. No positive cases are listed among Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport workers.

TSA is maintaining a list of airports where agents have tested positive for the virus, including the last date worked by the most recent employee who tested positive. The list is updated daily and can be viewed online here.

"The information on this chart is provided so that members of the traveling public who may have been at the airport around this time can assess their risk," TSA Spokesperson Lorie Dankers wrote in an email. "Passengers who believe they may have come in contact with an infected individual within the past 14 days should follow the CDC’s recommendations for travel-associated exposure."

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation advises travelers returning from outside the region to quarantine for 14 days and get tested upon arrival. Free testing is offered at the Bethel, Aniak, and St. Mary’s airports.