New COVID-19 Health Screening Program For Eastern Iowa Airport

The Eastern Iowa Airport has announced a new health screening program that will be implement in the future.

KCRG-TV 9 reports Travel Well is a year-long, preflight screening program that CID said is intended to provide efficient screenings conducted by health professionals.

CID plans to partner with Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids on the program, and it will be funded through a portion of the $22.8 million CARES fund grant awarded to CID earlier this year.

The screening program would be required for all passengers departing as well as any employee working beyond the security checkpoint.

“Our survey conducted by Vernon Research Group showed at least 75 percent of those who responded said they would feel somewhat more comfortable to much more comfortable with temperature checks either at the airport entrance or at the screening checkpoint,” CID Director Marty Lenss told KCRG-TV 9.

The Federal Transportation Security Administration has made no decision regarding specific health screening measures at airports. 

The program is expected to be approved July 27.

(Photo: KCRG-TV 9)

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