Delta to Require Note from its Doctor If You Don’t Want to Wear a Mask

By Kurt Stolz on 20 July 2020
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Delta Air Lines said it would require medical screenings for those passengers who do not want to wear a mask on board its aircraft due to medical reasons.

The Atlanta-based airline said it would prefer that those people who cannot wear masks for health reasons reconsider flying amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

“We encourage customers who are prevented from wearing a mask due to a health condition to reconsider travel”  the airline said in a statement. “If they decide to travel, they will be welcome to fly upon completing a virtual consultation prior to departure at the airport to ensure everyone’s safety, because nothing is more important.”

The private consultation will be conducted over the phone by Stat-MD, a service that “provides inflight emergency consultation as well as fitness-to-fly ground screening,” according to a description on that company’s website.

Stat-MD will not provide Delta with any details on the patient’s condition but, rather, if the patient is exempt or not from the mask requirement.

Going forward, passengers who do not wear a mask who do not obtain an exemption from Stat-MD will be banned from future flights.

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