Air Traffic Control Tower at JFK Closed After Worker Tests Positive for Coronavirus

By Paul Riegler on 20 March 2020
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The Federal Aviation Administration said that the air traffic control tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport was closed temporarily on Friday after a worker there tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

JFK is the busiest airport in the New York metropolitan area, the sixth busiest in the country, and the 21st busiest in the world.

The FAA closed the tower as a precaution, but the airport remained open without interruption on Friday after the agency implemented a contingency plan that has been in place well before the virus outbreak.

The agency said it called in a professional cleaning company to sanitize the facility before workers would return.

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