Customers who don't wear a mask will be given one warning before they issue a suspension.
Alaska Airlines has announced that flight crews will begin handing out "yellow cards" to passengers who do not wear a face mask during flights. The yellow card is intended to serve as a final notice that passengers must put a mask on. Similar to the rules of soccer, customers who do not comply after receiving a yellow card will be subject to suspension by the airline.
According to a blog post from the Airline:
"Starting in early July, our flight attendants will be empowered to issue a final notice to any guest who repeatedly refuses to wear a mask or face covering on board our aircraft. With that warning – in the form of a yellow card handed to them – the guest’s travel with us will be reviewed and could be suspended for a period. That would be a decision we do not take lightly. By working together, we do more for the common good."
The Airline will supply masks for passengers who do not have one.
COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Current CDC guidelines suggest that wearing a mask in public and following social distancing guidelines is the best way to prevent the illness.