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Delta Air Lines adds new health screening process if you can’t wear a mask on a flight

Delta is also asking passengers to stay home if sick

Several dozen mothballed Delta Air Lines jets are parked at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo., on April 1, 2020.
In this April 1, 2020, file photo, several dozen mothballed Delta Air Lines jets are parked at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo. The skies are clearing up a bit for airlines as states ease lockdown measures and travelers slowly return to airport check-in lines.
Charlie Riedel, Associated Press

Delta Air Lines has added a new health screening measures for passengers who can’t wear face masks due to health concerns.

  • The airline has also asked passengers with those health risks to stay home and avoid flying.

What’s going on:

  • Delta’s new policy will require new health screening for at-risk passengers, who say they can’t wear a mask on the flight.
  • “We encourage customers who are prevented from wearing a mask due to a health condition to reconsider travel,” Delta said in a statement to FOX Business. ”If they decide to travel, they will be welcome to fly upon completing a virtual consultation prior to departure at the airport to ensure everyone’s safety, because nothing is more important.”
  • Someone from STAT-MD will host a private phone call with the passenger before boarding, which “provides inflight emergency consultation as well as fitness-to-fly ground screening,” according to STAT.
  • Delta will use the information gained from the STAT screening to determine if the passengers can fly or not.
  • This process will exist through the end of 2020, according to FOX Business.

Delta’s overall policy:

  • Per CNN, Delta has said passengers who don’t follow the face mask rule could “risk future flight privileges with Delta.”