Delta and Mayo Clinic Teaming Up for Safer Air Travel

The world renowned Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, and Delta Air Lines, have announced a strengthening of their relationship in order to make air travel safer in these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. As it has since the coronavirus became a threat earlier this year, Delta’s CareStandard program was developed to lessen the risk of transmission of the virus during air travel.

The airline, by far the largest carrier at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, has been a world leader in adapting to COVID-19, in the air with complete aircraft cleaning after every flight, and in redesigning its lobby and gate check-in counters in order to minimize interaction between Delta staff and customers. The carrier now also requires all passengers and crew to wear a mask throughout each flight.

The Atlanta-based carrier will closely consult with infectious disease specialists at Mayo in order to mitigate as much risk as possible with the spread of the virus. Specifically, Delta will consult with the Mayo Clinic for COVID-19 testing of their entire workforce, will set up an Integrated Advisory Council for frequent review and reassessment of Delta’s health and safety protocol, and will consult with Mayo’s medical professional’s for guidance about direct customer interaction procedures.

Published by iFlyMSP

After a 35-year travel industry career, the time has come to kick back and relax. Well, not exactly, but it is time to travel without a business schedule dictating where and when. Over the years I've traveled extensively by air for work, both domestically and internationally. I've been to some incredibly exciting and beautiful destinations, and some others, not so much. So now it's my turn (and hopefully yours), to explore the world at a more leisurely pace. Whether you want to discover the U.S. or another continent, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is a great starting point. And that's what this blog is all about. I'm not here to assist the rich and famous in figuring out how to best earn and utilize their millions of airline miles and hotel points. Instead, my focus will be on the average Joe and Josephine. Hard-working people (like you!) who have saved up over time for their once or twice a year escape from reality. So if you're contemplating a getaway from MSP or the Upper Midwest via the Twin Cities, you've come to the right place. Happy trails!

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