JetBlue becomes first U.S. airline to require passenger face coverings

JetBlue becomes first U.S. airline to require passenger face coverings

[Ed. – It likely won’t be the last. The airline industry is losing millions a day as its jets sit on the tarmac.]

JetBlue was one of the first U.S. airlines to mandate crew to wear masks while working. And now, it’s the first to require the same from passengers.

This new policy, which goes into effect on May 4, 2020, will be applied throughout all steps of the passenger journey — from check-in all the way through deplaning. JetBlue plans to remind passengers of this policy both before their flight and in the airport terminals.

In explaining the news, JetBlue states that it’s modeling its policy off of the CDC guidelines stating that wearing face coverings help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The Long Island City based carrier states that the mask must cover both the nose and mouth to satisfy these requirements.

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