First Class Medical Extension
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Due to the SFAR, medicals were extended for all pilots. I received a First Class Medical initially on 3/04/2019 and am under 40 years old. Would this mean according to the SFAR that I still have a First Class Medical AND can use ATP privileges? (if I was ATP rated). 
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AOPA Staff Answer
Ron is spot on in his response. Here's the link to the FAA's Enforcement Policy:  https://www.faa.gov/news/media/Enforcement_Policy_signed.pdf . Since your First class privileges would have expired as of March 31st, the Enforcement Policy applies to you.
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Since you were under 40 when you got that First Class medical on March 4, 2019, it was originally usable for 12 calendar months (i.e., until March 31, 2020) for both First and Second Class privileges, and 60 calendar months (until March 31, 2024) for Third Class privileges.  Since those First and Second Class privileges would have expired during the period March 31 to May 31, 2020, under SFAR 118 to Part 21, CFR Title 14, those First and Second Class privileges are now extended through June 30, 2020.  Your Third Class privileges still expire on March 31, 2024 (Heaven help us if we're still in lockdown that long).

And even if you only have a Commercial Pilot certificate, you would still need those extended Second Class privileges to exercise your Commercial privileges from now through the end of June.
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Thank you for this reply and it answered my question. I greatly appreciate your assistance. 
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Boomer At AOPA:
Ron is spot on in his response. Here's the link to the FAA's Enforcement Policy:  https://www.faa.gov/news/media/Enforcement_Policy_signed.pdf . Since your First class privileges would have expired as of March 31st, the Enforcement Policy applies to you.

That Enforcement Policy has been overtaken by SFAR 118.  There's no issue of enforcement any more since all medicals expiring 3/31 through 5/31 are now legally extended to 6/30.  For those who haven't seen that SFAR...

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/04/2020-09472/relief-for-certain-persons-and-operations-during-the-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-outbreak

Of course, if your medical expired 2/28, it remains expired, and that enforcement policy (or more accurately, no-enforcement policy) doesn't apply.