Eight Hawaiian Airlines employees who recently attended flight attendant training in Honolulu tested positive for coronavirus this week.

The airline said the employees reported feeling ill last weekend.

“We are supporting our team members in their recovery, helping contact anyone who may have been at risk of exposure, and reinforcing our office protocols to keep our employees safe,” Ann Botticelli, a spokeswoman for Hawaiian Airlines, told Civil Beat in an email.

The training program started on June 24 at the airlines’ Honolulu headquarters.

Hawaiian Airlines has cancelled its flight attendant trainings for the next two weeks and during that time will conduct a “deep clean” of its facilities, Botticelli said.

All of the program’s instructors have been tested and about 60 employees who participated in the training program in the last week have been asked to self-quarantine and monitor their health, Botticelli said.

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