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Bi-Weekly Phone Support Group Meetings for Flight Attendants Under Self-Quarantine

Bi-Weekly Phone Support Group Meetings for Flight Attendants Under Self-Quarantine

Sponsored by your AFA EAP and facilitated by a confidential mental health professional.

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Your Health and Safety During COVID-19

Your Health and Safety During COVID-19

March 15, 2020

Dear Flying Partners:

A national emergency has been declared by the President due to the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, our nation's top infectious disease expert and director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease stated earlier today he'd like a "national lockdown" that would include telling people to stay home and out of restaurants and bars. Many schools have closed for a period of weeks, the Department of Defense has banned travel for all employees and their families, and some officials are calling for restrictions on domestic travel.

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We Need Social Solidarity, Not Just Social Distancing

We Need Social Solidarity, Not Just Social Distancing

Originally published in the New York Times by Eric Klinenberg on March 14, 2020

Social distancing — canceling large gatherings, closing schools and offices, quarantining individuals and even sequestering entire cities or neighborhoods — seems to be the best way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But it’s a crude and costly public health strategy. Shuttering shared spaces and institutions means families lose child care, wages and social support. What’s more, it’s insufficient to protect the older, sick, homeless and isolated people who are most vulnerable to the virus. They need extra care and attention to survive, not society’s back.

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Loss of Flying

Loss of Flying

March 14, 2020

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Taking Control of Your Finances During a Loss of Flying

Taking Control of Your Finances During a Loss of Flying

From Your AFA EAP - March 14, 2020

It is prudent for all Flight Attendants to assess their personal financial positions in anticipation of income reductions.  While every Flight Attendant’s situation will vary, below are some general considerations that can help you begin strategizing how best to weather the financial impact of flying cutbacks on your household.

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Managing Anxiety Around Coronavirus

AFA EAP: Managing Anxiety Around Coronavirus

March 11, 2020 — Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new risk, not a familiar one. Its status as a new health problem with which we are unfamiliar contributes to our heightened anxiety. Remember, anxiety is a protective measure. It’s signaling you to scan for risks and find methods to safeguard yourself. Embrace your anxiety for what it is…. a “pay-attention” signal. However, ensuring that your anxiety doesn’t exceed your ability to continue functioning is important. Below are some suggestions that may help you modulate worry so it remains in the healthy response range for you and your family.

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European Travel Impact on Flight Attendants

European Travel Impact on Flight Attendants

March 11, 2020

Dear Flight Attendants,

This evening, the President announced a 30-day travel ban to Europe, excluding the United Kingdom. He announced the ban would begin Friday. This understandably created great concern among Flight Attendants and other aviation workers. Some AFA members only fly to Europe and we have an AFA Local Council in Frankfurt, Germany.

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