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Indy air traffic supervisor tests positive for COVID-19, forcing cleaning

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 12:33:45-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis air traffic control supervisor tested positive for the coronavirus this week, leading to cleaning at the Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center.

The work areas were vacated Thursday night, the FAA said. Any flights usually handled by the Indianapolis center were rerouted “as part of a longstanding contingency plan to ensure continued operations,” the FAA said.

The center is open Friday.

“The safety of our staff and the traveling public is the FAA’s top priority,” the FAA’s statement reads. “Our controllers, technicians, inspectors and others with critical safety or security sensitive roles are essential components of our national airspace system.”

The FAA is working to determine how many other people may have interacted with the supervisor.

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