14 Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants have tested positive for coronavirus after attending a training session at the company's Honolulu headquarters.
"We are supporting our team members in their recovery, and other employees involved in the training have been self-monitoring their health, in accordance with CDC and state Department of Health guidance provided to us," Alex Da Silva, a Hawaiian Airlines spokesperson, told the outlet.
"We have also reinforced our office protocols to keep our employees safe and have temporarily canceled our flight attendant training in order to deep clean our facilities."
While the training session featured social distancing, a small class size and the use of gloves, face coverings were “strongly recommended” but not required, an airline spokesperson told Pacific Business News.
Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines are required to wear face masks while boarding, deplaning and for the duration of the flight, according to the airline’s website. Flight attendants are required to wear face coverings while serving passengers on the aircraft.
Beginning August 1, Hawaiian Airlines will resume a reduced schedule between Hawaii and the United States mainland.
In order to enter the state of Hawaii, passengers need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure in order to bypass the mandatory 14-day self quarantine.
Since the start of the pandemic, Hawaii has reported 1,030 total positive cases of the novel virus, with at least 19 deaths.