Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


8 LAX Passengers Have Been Quarantined Over Coronavirus Concerns

Our June member drive is live: protect this resource!
Right now, we need your help during our short June member drive to keep the local news you read here every day going. This has been a challenging year, but with your help, we can get one step closer to closing our budget gap. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership.

Officials at Los Angeles World Airports today announced that eight LAX passengers have been quarantined over coronavirus concerns.

During a press conference, a spokesperson for LAWA said that he did not have information about where the individuals were taken, but that each was transported from the airport by the Centers for Disease Control and the Los Angeles County Department of Health.

"[It was] different transportation in different situations," he said.

Stationed between two hand sanitizing stations, a LAWA spokesperson addresses questions about the eight travelers who have been quarantined (CBS2)
Support for LAist comes from

In a statement released earlier today, LAWA officials detailed the precautions they’re taking regarding coronavirus.

Following the guidelines of federal and local officials, LAWA employees are doing deep cleaning throughout LAX every hour, and focusing on high-touch areas like handrails, escalators, elevator buttons and restroom doors (although there’s been some question as to whether that is actually happening in real time).

They’re placing hundreds more sanitizing stations throughout the airport, and cleaning bathrooms hourly as well.

Passengers who may have been exposed to the virus are being screened in isolated areas.

The virus is affecting revenue for the airport as well. Flights are already down 3.9% for March, and the Transportation Security Administration reported Thursday that passenger screenings were down 20% compared to last year.


Most Read