DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Love Field will be testing a thermal screening initiative for Southwest Airlines passengers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
The city of Dallas on Wednesday announced the airport will host the pilot program that it’s expected to begin in early August.READ MORE: Decades Later, Family Gets Apology From Dallas Police Over Death Of 12-Year-Old Santos Rodriguez
The goal of the project is to use thermal screening cameras to take the body temperatures of passengers at TSA checkpoints.READ MORE: Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Steven Weinberg Dies At 88 In Texas Hospital
“The safety of our customers and employees is priority number one at all times, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dallas Love Field Director Mark Duebner said. “We are happy to partner with our friends at Southwest Airlines to host this important initiative.”
The city said the results from the screening tests will be “for research purposes” and won’t be linked to specific people.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Shooting Involving Fight In Irving, Police Say
“The information gleaned from the study will guide future decision-making regarding the deployment of screening initiatives at Dallas Love Field and, possibly, other airport locations which Southwest serves,” the city said in a statement.