As the U.S. works towards reopening the economy, companies are taking their own steps to ensure safety during the coronavirus pandemic.
JetBlue is taking a major step in doing so.
Starting May 4, all customers will be required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout their trip, including during check-in, boarding, while in flight and deplaning.
JetBlue crewmembers have already been utilizing face coverings at work.
CDC guidance defines a suitable face covering as an item of cloth that should fit snugly against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric and allow for unrestricted breathing.
Small children who are not able to maintain a face covering are exempt from this requirement.
JetBlue has not said how long this requirement will remain in effect.