TAMPA, Fla. – Friday, Tampa International Airport CEO, Joe Lopano, tested positive for COVID-19, as did a member of his team, Vice President of Communications Veronica Cintron.
Immediately upon receiving the results, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority began contacting all employees and associates whom have been in recent close contact with either Lopano or Cintron and directed them get a rapid test on-site. All those who have been tested so far have received negative results.
The Authority had events at TPA this week, announcing the COVID-19 testing for passengers, where face masks and social distancing were mandatory among all participants. To ensure the health and safety of our team, the Authority is also offering employees and their immediate family members free rapid testing at the airport this weekend.
TPA continues to follow stringent health and safety protocols, including a rigorous sanitization of if its facilities as well as its new COVID-19 passenger testing site.
Both Lopano and Cintron are doing well, with Lopano experiencing no symptoms and Cintron feeling mild symptoms. Both are in quarantine.