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14 flight attendants on this airline tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s what happened

Hawaiian Airlines fight attendants tested positive

In this June 16, 2020, file photo, a traveler wearing a mask walks past empty American Airlines ticket counters in Terminal 3 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.
In this June 16, 2020, file photo, a traveler wearing a mask walks past empty American Airlines ticket counters in Terminal 3 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.
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Fourteen flight attendants from Hawaiian Airlines tested positive for the novel coronavirus after they attended a training session at the airline’s headquarters in Honolulu.

What’s going on:

  • According to USA Today, 14 employees of Hawaiian Airlines tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a training session.
  • All of them have been quarantined.
  • The airline has canceled the training program.
  • “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,” a spokesperson for Hawaiian 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.”

Hawaiian Airline requirements

Hawaiian Airlines flights have some safety measures in place, according to The Hill.

  • Face masks are required during boarding and on the flight.
  • Employees wear masks while talking with customers.

Hawaii’s quarantine plan

Hawaii has added a 14-day quarantine plan for people who visit from out of state, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

Starting in August, people can avoid the quarantine if they can prove they took a COVID-19 test and received a negative result within 72 hours of travel, per Fox News. Anyone who can’t provide the test will have to quarantine for two weeks.