Last update: 12:49 p.m. 4/1/2020
This situation is evolving, and updates will be provided on this page as news becomes available. The content on this page is intended to address questions about COVID-19 but cannot help with specific contractual language or legal interpretations of the disease.
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U.S. Congress Passes Economic Relief Bill to Protect Workers: Learn more about the bill.
Canada Call to Action: The government needs to hear from you! Act now.
FAA Medicals (Update 3/31/20): Enforcement Policy for Expired Airman Medical Certificates (Domestic Crews) | Exemption (International Crews)
New Member Resource: ALPA has produced a summary of some of the most relevant travel documents that have been published in the last several weeks. Also available in the resources list below.
Attention Pilots: If you have traveled internationally in the last two months, please check the IATA Travel Centre page.
Updated Guidance for Businesses from CDC: Guidance for non-healthcare businesses now includes updated recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting, best practices for social distancing, and strategies and recommendations that can be implemented. One important note is that if an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, employers should inform all employees of their possible exposure while maintaining confidentiality of the infected individual as required by the ADA. Read the full guidance.
U.S.-based pilots should contact the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service, ALPA’s Aeromedical Office, at 303-341-4435, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. mountain time.
Canadian ALPA members can call David Noble, the Association’s pilot health consultant, in the Association’s Toronto, Ont., office toll-free at 1-800-561-9576 to be referred to a physician.
Additional Questions for ALPA
For additional information, contact ALPA’s Engineering and Air Safety Department at EAS@alpa.org or 1-800-424-2470.
Centers for Disease Control
CDC has set up an e-mail account to field further questions from industry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local and State Health Departments
The CDC has provided a list of local and state health department contact information regarding COVID-19. Find local contacts.
ALPA Pilot Peer Support
For ALPA members experiencing stress at home or at work, our Pilot Peer Support program is available 24/7 to listen and offer confidential assistance. Contact PPS.