LAX using thermal cameras for temperature checks

File – Airplanes sit on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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UPDATED 7:13 AM PT — Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Those traveling out of the Los Angeles International Airport can expect to see some changes. Thermal body cameras are being installed to check travelers’ temperatures. It will be conducted on a voluntary basis.

Those who want to try it will have their temperatures checked and if it’s higher than 100.4, they will then get it checked again by an airport employee. If it’s still high, the traveler will be encouraged not to fly.

“To be clear, these thermal camera temperature checks will not replace other safety measures. We’re not saying you only can rely on this. This is an additional layer of safety. This is not ‘either/or’ but ‘and/and,’ and some airlines will require further screenings before you get on board.”

— Mayor Eric Garcetti, (D) Los Angeles

The program will begin on Tuesday, June 23. Travelers are also required to wear face masks at the airport and are encouraged to use hand sanitizing stations that are set up throughout the facility in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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