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.