Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

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General Information

The coronavirus originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019.  This page contains the latest information on the outbreak and resources for aviation’s first responders.


  • COVID-19 Overview

  • The virus, which has now infected more than 184,976 and killed at least 7,529 people, has spread rapidly to more than 159 countries, including the U.S. The World Health Organization has labeled it a global pandemic.


    Symptoms of COVID-19

      • Common: Fever, tiredness, and dry cough.
      • Some May Have: Aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat and diarrhea.  These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.

Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell.  However, this makes the spread harder to contain and puts others at risk.

According to the World Health Organization, studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air.

If you learn that you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, call your physician and follow their instructions. Do not go to a doctor’s office unless advised to do so.

The CDC guidance to passengers who have come in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case on their flight, is to self-quarantine, contact health authorities, and monitor health for 14 days. The guidelines provide an exemption for crew. AFA does not agree with this guidance. We advise all Flight Attendants in these situations to follow the passenger CDC guidance and advise the company that you do not feel safe to fly.Self-quarantine for 14 days, contact your local health authorities, and monitor for symptoms. AFA is advising all airlines and contacting the FAA, CDC, and lawmakers to get CDC guidance updated.Common: fever, tiredness, and dry cough.

Some may have: aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. However, this makes the spread harder to contain and puts others at risk.