14 Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants test positive for COVID-19

14 Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants test positive for COVID-19

Fourteen flight attendants tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a recent training at Hawaiian Airlines' Honolulu headquarters and are now in quarantine, according to the airline, which has canceled its flight attendant training due to the circumstances.

"We are supporting our team members in their recovery, and other employees involved in the training have been self-monitoring their health, in accordance with CDC and state Department of Health guidance provided to us," Alex Da Silva, a Hawaiian Airlines spokesperson, told USA TODAY. "We have also reinforced our office protocols to keep our employees safe and have temporarily canceled our flight attendant training in order to deep clean our facilities."

Guests are required to wear face masks on Hawaiian Airlines flights, and flight attendants wear them while serving guests on board, according to the airline's website. Mask requirements are now a given when flying in North America.

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Hawaiian Airlines will begin offering a reduced schedule between the state and certain mainland U.S. cities starting on Aug. 1.

Hawaii has seen low coronavirus rates in comparison to the rest of the country.

As of July 6, at least 1,030 people were reported to have COVID-19 in the state and 19 have reportedly died. For comparison, Arizona has more than 100,000 cases. There are nearly 3 million coronavirus cases in the U.S.

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Starting on Aug. 1, Hawaii will require proof of a negative coronavirus test for visitors to avoid a 14-day quarantine.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced the requirement on June 24. Visitors to the state will also be required to undergo a temperature check. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4℉ will undergo a secondary screening at the airport. Travelers will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire.

"The health of our community remains our primary focus. This multi-layered pre-travel testing and screening process allows travelers an alternative to the 14-day travel quarantine," Ige said in a statement.

Contributing: Curtis Tate

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Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/07/07/covid-19-hawaiian-airlines-flight-attendants-positive-coronavirus/5392105002/

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