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TSA to require employees to wear masks at U.S. airport checkpoints

U.S. airport security officers will be required to wear masks in screening areas, the top official with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told employees during a town hall Wednesday.

The decision, which has not previously been reported, is expected to be made public by TSA as early as Thursday. The agency is also likely to encourage passengers to wear face coverings during screening, but not mandate them.

During a video town hall, Administrator David Pekoske said that security officers in screening areas would be required to wear either surgical masks or a much more protective type of mask known as an N95 respirator.

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8 Tips on How to Safely Go Grocery Shopping in the Age of the Coronavirus

As the various lockdowns across the globe reach the two-month mark, one habit that hasn’t changed is the need to go grocery shopping.  Almost everyone except perhaps the most astute online shoppers must at some point venture into a food market in order to subsist.

Delivery services such as Amazon Prime Now, Fresh Direct, and Peapod are far safer and use touchless delivery methods, eliminating the need for any human contact, but you may not be able to get a delivery slot as quickly as you need it. Indeed some services such as Fresh Direct allow customers to reserve a regular weekly time slot which doesn’t vary week to week but a new customer may find it hard to book a delivery time.

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Delta Expands Seat-Blocking Practices Fleetwide

More changes are coming to Delta flights, due to the continued threat posed by COVID-19.

Effective through June 30, 2020, the airline is guaranteeing a greater distance between customers in plane cabins by blocking the sale of select aisle and window seats on additional aircraft. It’s also reducing the number of passengers per flight, capping seating at 50 percent in First Class and at 60 percent capacity in the Main Cabin, Delta Comfort Plus and Delta Premium Select sections.

While Delta had already blocked off middle seats on all Delta flights since mid-April, the airline is now also blocking select window and aisle seats on aircraft with one-by-two, two-by-two and two-by-three seating configurations. 

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