Oakland, Calif. – March 25, 2020: A gate agent at Oakland International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, the Airport said today. The Airport said the individual was not an employee of the Port of Oakland, or the Oakland Airport which it owns and operates. According to the Airport, the individual last worked March 22 as a gate agent in Oakland Terminal 2. It said the agent worked at gates 23, 25, 26 and 27 that day. According to the Airport, the agent used the men’s restroom at Terminal 2 baggage claim.
The Airport said it has taken the following actions in response:
· Notified Airport personnel and others who work at the Airport;
· Closed Gate 23, 25, 26, 27 and the baggage claim men’s restroom overnight for cleaning and disinfecting;
· Disinfected and cleaned podiums and counters at those gates;
· Disinfected and cleaned high touch points, doors, chairs, arm rests and jetways at those gates;
· Disinfected and cleaned all surfaces in the Terminal 2 baggage claim men’s restroom.
The Airport said it’s taking extra precautions to protect staff and Airport users. It said its facilities are being cleaned multiple times daily to meet or exceed federal guidance, including high touch point areas.
The Airport said it had no further information on the worker’s medical condition.
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