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TSA installs acrylic barriers at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

Posted at 1:23 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 22:35:12-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed installation of new acrylic barriers at security checkpoints throughout Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in the agency’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A total of 72 protective barriers were installed at LAS in areas where TSA officers typically interact with travelers. This includes the travel document checking podium and the divesting area where travelers prepare their carry-on property for x-ray screening.


The barriers are in place at the A/B and C/D checkpoints in Terminal 1 and at the security checkpoint in Terminal 3.

TSA recently awarded a contract to purchase and install 1,230 acrylic barriers at 37 priority airports nationwide. Installation of these barriers will be completed by early fall.

The contract was awarded in June and additional contracts will be awarded starting in September.