Over 100 American Airlines flight attendants have coronavirus

Over 100 American Airlines flight attendants have coronavirus

Among a few American frontliners are flight attendants that have high risk on COVID-19 virus from them it might spread it inside America so one of the largest flight attendants union, The Association of Professional Flight Attendants validates that 100 of its affiliates, who serve for Amerikan Airline, have tested certain for coronavirus.

The declaration issued in a message stating to members that the company had agreed to accommodate protective face masks to all front line representatives who prefer to wear one while at work. The union said that they had been launching for this availability considering January.


“Flight attendants are aviation’s first responders, who are transporting medical personnel and supplies into COVID-19 hotspots, and they need to be treated and protected as such,” APFA president Julie Hedrick said on Tuesday.


American Airlines did not comment on the union’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but said in a statement that “the safety of our customers and team members is our top priority.”


Though flight attendants are however at high risk for catching coronavirus, due to the number of people they communicate with at work, the union expects only about 25% of its members to be in the air during May. American Airlines is not allowed to involuntarily furlough any of its employees for the next six months as a condition of the money they will receive from the coronavirus relief act, but CEO Doug Parker told employees last week that many of them “will be at minimal paid hours for months to come.”


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