New CDC Guidance for American Airlines  

U.S.-based Management and Support Staff and Ground team members.

 

Your medical situation

Updated policy

If you are symptomatic and need testing

  • Stay home.

  • Take a COVID-19 test prescribed by a medical professional.

If you test positive

  • Isolate for five days from the date when symptoms began or the date test was taken, whichever is first.

  • Return to work on the sixth day, provided you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving, including having no fever. If symptoms persist, stay home and get medical advice.

  • Upon returning to work, a well-fitting mask should be properly worn at all times for an additional five days, regardless if social distancing can be maintained.

If you are exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case

  • If you are asymptomatic:

    • You can continue coming to work.

    • A well-fitting mask must be properly worn at all times for 10 days from date of exposure, regardless if social distancing can be maintained.

  • If you are symptomatic, stay home and take a COVID-19 test prescribed by a medical professional.

Pandemic leave pay available

  • Team members may be eligible for a maximum of five days of pandemic leave with the appropriate documentation. If symptoms persist, an additional two days will be available with medical substantiation.

 

As a reminder, team members will continue to only qualify for pandemic leave if:

  • They are vaccinated or have been approved for an accommodation because of a medical disability or sincerely held religious belief.

  • They test positive for COVID-19 or are symptomatic while awaiting test results (we will cover leave for testing for five days).

  • They have a doctor’s note substantiating their need for pandemic leave.

These policy changes for Ground and Management and Support Staff team members take effect today. Over the next few days, we will be updating all of our policies to align with this new guidance. You will be able to find these updated policies in the coronavirus space on Jetnet. Leaders will also find updates in the COVID-19 Manager Toolkit.

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