• Ashley Locke

500 Delta Air Lines Employees Have Contracted Coronavirus

During a stakeholder call last Thursday, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian revealed that approximately 500 employees had contracted coronavirus.


Of those 500, 10 have passed away from the virus, Bastian noted during the call.


This comes a week after Delta's establishment of the Global Cleanliness Division, which is "a new department within the customer experience organization that’s dedicated to innovating and evolving our already high cleanliness standards."


Some of the company's initiatives to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include capping airplane capacity at 60 percent and not allowing the booking of middle seats.


Bastian made it clear he would make efforts to test all 90,000 Delta employees to keep everyone safe to the best of their abilities. Not only will staff be tested for the virus, but also for the antibodies.


"And from getting a good baseline, we will be able to provide better protection for our people and then, eventually, certainly, our customers as we go forward," Bastian shared.


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