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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Six people who work at Nashville International Airport have tested positive for coronavirus.

Four people who work for the Transportation Security Administration, a concessions worker and an American Airlines employee have tested positive for COVID-19.

"All tenants, airlines and employees of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority have been notified, and steps have been taken to restrict access to those areas where the individuals worked and to sanitize those areas," the Airport Authority said in a statement. "In addition to the MNAA’s routine cleaning services, daily high touch cleaning continues in an effort to help protect the health and safety for every person who enters BNA."

The TSA has posted on its website the locations across the country where workers have tested positive.

In Nashville, two screening officers at the main checkpoint and two baggage officers have tested positive.

According to the website, one of the screening officers last worked the 3-11:30 a.m. shift on March 26.

The other reported cases at Nashville International Airport include:

  • Baggage officer, last worked March 17 in baggage area, 12-8:30 p.m. shift,
  • Screening officer, last worked March 18 at main checkpoint, 3-11:30 a.m. shift,
  • Baggage officer, last worked March 20 in baggage area, 4 a.m.-12:30 p.m. shift

The employee, while assigned to a certain area, may have visited other areas of the airport.

In the past 14 days across the nation, there are 52 TSA screening officers who have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, 22 non-screening employees who have relatively limited interaction with the traveling public, have tested positive for the virus over the same period.

For more on TSA's response, click here.

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