Senate Hearing: From SARS to Coronavirus: Examining the Role of Global Aviation in Containing the Spread of Infectious Disease

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 2:30pm

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, will hold a hearing titled "From SARS to Coronavirus: Examining the Role of Global Aviation in Containing the Spread of Infectious Disease." This hearing will examine the role of the global air transportation industry in mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Witnesses will discuss the progression of the outbreak, the global airline industry’s response to the spread of COVID-19, the sharing of accurate health and safety data for screening at airports, and any possible improvements to the air travel industry’s strategies for mitigating pandemics.  

Witnesses include:

  • The Honorable Joel Szabat: Acting Under Secretary for Policy, US Department of Transportation
  • Dr. Nancy Messonnier: Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mr. Mark Morgan: Acting Commissioner, US Customs and Border Protection

Members of the public may attend in person or via webcast. More information is available at the Committee's website.