Confusion over screenings for coronavirus at LAX

It was eerily quiet Sunday morning at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.  

A much different scene from Saturday night when pictures like this posted to social media show hundreds of travelers waiting for CDC screenings. This chaotic scene was taken at Chicago's O'Hare Airport showed passengers waiting for hours in cramped quarters.

The problem was addressed during Sunday's White House press briefing and officials promised corrective action.

Chad Wolf acting Sec. of Homeland Security said, “So we address the problem we’ve identified the problem and we fixed it so we look forward to accommodating passengers this evening as well.“

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LAX is one of thirteen airports around the country designated as entry points for travelers returning from Europe and other countries facing travel bans.

Siblings Mary and Nolan Herzog had to cut short their European vacation and flew in Sunday afternoon from Amsterdam one of the countries requiring extra screenings by the CDC.

Nolan Herzog said, "They put a temperature gauge on your head and just filled out a form asked if we felt ill... Nothing.”

All of this comes as LAX announced that an airport police officer has tested positive for coronavirus. Officials say they are working to identify other employees who may have been exposed. Meanwhile, travelers continue to flow through LAX.

FOX 11 reached out to LAX officials who declined to go on camera but they did refer us to the CDC and the Department of HHS who they say are handling everything.

The travel ban from Europe and Ireland goes into effect Monday at midnight.

Vice President Pence says that there will be more travel guidelines released on Monday.

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