NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Transportation Security Administration released on Thursday morning a handful of new procedural changes for air travelers in light of the coronavirus pandemic and as domestic air travel experiences an uptick.
The federal agency said in a press release it is "preparing for a very different travel season."
The TSA has already begun changes to the screening process to contain and lessen the spread of the potentially-deadly virus.
TSA Administrator David Pekoske said in a statement, "In the interest of TSA frontline workers and traveler health, TSA is committed to making prudent changes to our screening processes to limit physical contact and increase physical distance as much as possible. We continue to evaluate our security measures with an eye towards making smart, timely decisions benefiting health and safety, as well as the traveler experience."
Below are the new procedural changes, expected to be rolled-out across the country by mid-June, the TSA outlined in a document: