DELTA MEC COVID-19 NEWS AND INFORMATION

Current COVID-19 Positive Cases: 106
* As of 07/21/2020 * Total reflects voluntary self-reports to ALPA

Most Recent

  • COVID-19 cases are escalating in the U.S., and, sadly, our first fellow Delta pilot passed away from the disease last week.
  • Details about the MOU 20-01 that took effect on May 4, 2020, clarifying temporary amendments to PWA Section 23 K. for the May and June bid periods.
  • MEC Chairman Capt. Ryan Schnitzler discusses MOU 20-01, pilot displacements at United Airlines and the Delta MEC’s continuing efforts to work with management on a variety of issues affecting pilots, including voluntary solutions to staffing.
  • On April 17th the FAA Issued new guidance and recommendations for air carriers regarding crewmembers with known COVID exposure, enhanced direction for aircraft and flight deck disinfecting, providing PPE on aircraft, and procedures for relocating crewmembers who have been exposed to COVID safely to their residence.
  • This update includes information on illegal open time rotations and awards/assignments; Training Center closure for the month of April; Call to Action – Demand Safety in the Workplace; and MEC launches COVID-19 website.
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Voluntary COVID-19 Positive Pilot Tracking

The Delta MEC has established a text messaging service to identify and aid fellow pilots who have tested positive for COVID-19, are symptomatic but have not been tested, are awaiting test results or have previously tested positive and recovered.

This program is entirely voluntary and confidential. If you would like to share your information with the MEC, please text DALCOVID to 202-410-4202.

You will be asked to provide the following:

  • Date of positive COVID-19 diagnosis (if you were tested)
  • ALPA Number
  • If you want to be contacted by ALPA

Your information will be considered strictly confidential.

CRITICAL – READ

LOA #20-01 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) defining new sick leave rules and obligations

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Answer the following:

1. Are you currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

No: Continue to question 2.
Yes: Call in sick. Follow CDC, WHO, and FAA guidance. Contact your LEC rep and CPO to advise status. If diagnosed with COVID-19, you will be pay protected for the value of trips missed or credit lost as outlined in LOA #20-01.

 

2. Has a member of your household been diagnosed with COVID-?

and/or

3. Have you been directed to quarantine, receive medical evaluation or treatment in relation to COVID-19 by any company, medical, or government personnel or legal order?

No: Continue to question 4.
Yes: (to 2 and/or 3): Quarantine as directed and follow CDC, WHO, and FAA guidance:

-First, contact a doctor or QHCP and document all results.

-Next, contact your LEC rep.

-Then notify the company via CPO and Crew Scheduling to be removed from future rotations.

-Continue to maintain documentation of all visits to health-care professionals for pay treatment as outlined in LOA #20-01.

 

4. Do you have other concerns related to COVID-19, such as yourself or members of your household who have been exposed to or are at a high-risk of infection?

No: Use good judgment and follow guidance from the CDC, WHO, FAA, and the company on how best to protect yourself while working a rotation.
Yes: Consult a doctor or QHCP, document results, then contact your LEC rep and CPO with case findings.

 

Answer the following:

1. Are you experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or generally unwell?

No: Continue to question 2.
Yes: Call in sick, then:
-On a domestic rotation: Contact the company nurse line, aka Air Crew and Passenger Health Services (ACPHS), at 404-715-2324.
-On an international rotation:

-Follow CDC, WHO, FAA, and company guidance.
-Any pilot outside the United States with concerns about their health or an illness should immediately contact MedAire at 480-333-3800 or 480-333-3595, or through the duty pilot at 888-676-7737.
-Refer to the FOM for further guidance.
-Contact your LEC rep.

 

2. Do you have other concerns related to COVID-19, such as yourself or members of your household who have been exposed to or are at a high-risk of infection?

No: Use good judgment and follow guidance from the CDC, WHO, FAA, and the company on how best to protect yourself while working a rotation.
Yes: Consult a doctor or QHCP, document results, then contact your LEC rep and CPO with case findings.