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11.18.20 – Pandemic Leave Contact Tracing

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Pandemic Leave Contact Tracing

If you test positive for COVID-19 and have flown a trip within 48 hours of symptoms or a positive test result, it is crucial to speak with the Premise Doctor so that your fellow crew members may be notified, removed from their trips, and quarantined. Your crew members must be informed to determine if they need testing.

Once you notify the Team Member Service Center, they contact the Premise Doctor, who then contacts you so that they can determine who needs to be removed from flights. Daily Operations will contact the exposed crew members to let them know that they have been exposed and how long they will be quarantined.

If you were exposed to a passenger who is COVID-19 positive, the investigation includes questions regarding 15 minutes of continuous contact with a specific passenger in a specific seat to determine if you need to be quarantined.

If you are tested for COVID-19 because you were exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or you are experiencing symptoms, you must call in sick and stay home until the test results are confirmed. You may file a Pandemic Leave for “awaiting test results.”

Please make sure to speak with the Premise Doctor when they reach out to you to gather more information. COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and contact tracing allows us to better protect ourselves, our families and our co-workers.

In Solidarity,

Cathy Sharp
APFA National Health Chair

Please remember, we have 7,985 involuntarily furloughed Flight Attendants at American Airlines.

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