Delta Air Lines CEO said the company would be announcing plans to test every Delta employee for Covid-19 and antibodies.
“We’re going to be announcing in the next couple of weeks a partnership with the Mayo Clinic as well as with Quest Labs – a very strategic partnership around testing,” CEO Ed Bastian said. “We’re going to be testing all of our employees, all 90,000, and getting a real baseline, not only on the active virus but on the antibodies so we have a real good – so our people know they’re protected, they know where they stand relative to the virus and we can then continue to surveil them.”
By the numbers: Ten Delta employees have died due to the virus, but the company has now “flattened the curve” in its workforce, he said. While it was once receiving word of between 20 and 25 positive cases daily, it now receives word of “one to two a day” among its 90,000 employees.