Health Dept. Says National Guard Now Screening Tri-State Travelers At PBIA

Travelers From Newark At PBIA

Travelers From Newark At PBIA

The Florida Department of Health says the Florida National Guard is now working with them to help screen passengers flying into Palm Beach International from a coronavirus hot spot in the northeast.

Health officials say the screening procedure began on Thursday for passengers from the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Prior to that, members of the Guard had been stationed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami International Airports, but not at PBIA, where there are close to 20 flights per day arriving from the region.

Passengers from those states have to fill out a form asking them questions about their traveling history.

The governor has ordered anyone coming from those areas to self-isolate for 14 days.

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