100 American Airlines flight attendants have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). And hundreds of Southwest Airline employees have become infected with the Coronavirus. American Airlines has now agreed to start providing face masks for front line employees.
American Airlines didn't say much about the matter, but did release this statement:
“The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority. We are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials and are coordinating with them on any required health and safety related measures. We continue to look at all ways we can care and protect our team during this stressful time.”
Southwest did confirm that some of their employees have contracted the Coronavirus in a released statement:
"Less than 1 percent of the Southwest Airline's 60,000 employees have contracted the virus and we will continue to make sure our aircraft and work environments are clean according to CDC guidelines."