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.”