If you want to fly Delta, you'll have to wear face covering

New regulations in effect Monday
Posted at 7:25 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 19:25:43-04

ATLANTA -- Delta Airlines is taking major steps to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The airline, which has many flights in and out of Indianapolis, announced Thursday that passengers must wear face covering while on planes, at check-in areas, boarding gates, jetways and Delta's Sky Club.

The new regulations go into effect Monday. They do not apply to children or people who cannot wear a mask. And face coverings can be taken off while eating. Travelers who do not arrive at the airport with a mask will be issued one.

Delta recently required most of its employees to wear masks. It has also taped off the middle seat on planes as a social distancing measure.