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COVID-19 patient traveled through Louisville airport

Posted at 2:39 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 14:49:35-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Louisville Muhammad Ali airport confirms that the patient who tested positive for COVID-19 in Jefferson County traveled through the airport on multiple occasions.

According to officials, the individual traveled through the airport on three separate occasion on Feb 28. in the evening, March 2 in the morning and March 6 in the evening.

Airport management says that staff have been implementing 24-hour, 365-day cleaning protocol and the airport has exponentially increased disinfectant use in high touch areas such as handrails, elevator buttons, escalators and restroom doors.

The airport has also added more hand sanitizing stations.

A letter was also sent to tenants who have stores or kiosks in the airport. A dedicated webpage has been established on the airport's website.

So far, there has only been one case of coronavirus confirmed in Jefferson County and 6 in the entire state.