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Sen. Rick Scott Wants To Require Temperature Checks At TSA Screenings For Air Travelers

Temperature screening sign at airport with woman wearing mask sitting at health control counter.
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Temperature screening sign at airport with woman wearing mask sitting at health control counter.

Scott's proposal would enable a temperature check pilot program and require airlines to work with a customer who has a fever to reschedule or cancel and reimburse them for their flight.

In an attempt to make traveling by plane during the pandemic safer Florida Senator Rick Scott is proposing that temperature checks be required at TSA screenings for all travelers.
Senator Scott says in order to get the state’s economy back on track, tourism is needed. That’s why he’s proposing the Fly Safe and Healthy Act. It would enable a temperature check pilot program and require airlines to work with a customer who has a fever to reschedule or cancel and reimburse them for their flight. The program would last for 120 days, within 90 days after completion of the program TSA must create a policy for deploying a temperature check program at airports and security screening locations throughout the remainder of the pandemic.
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Blaise Gainey is a Multimedia Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.
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