UNITED STATES – Delta airlines is looking to keep flyers safe by becoming the first airline to install hand sanitizer stations on planes since the first case of COVID-19 hit America.
Delta began installing the hand sanitizer stations on their Boeing 757-200 planes in late August. According to a press release from the world’s second-largest airline, the hand sanitizer stations will be placed near the boarding door, as well as all bathrooms.
“Now, you’ll truly never be more than a few feet away from hand sanitizer, with stations available from curb to claim,” Delta said. “Depending on the size of the aircraft and the number of customers, each Delta aircraft will have up to five sanitizer stations.”
Delta continues to take COVID-19 precautions seriously. In addition to new sanitizer stations, the airline has blocked middle seats in rows to create passenger distance, and is requiring face masks for all flyers. As of late August, the airline had placed 240 people on their “no fly list” for refusing to wear masks on planes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have maintained wearing face masks properly, social distancing, and proper hand hygiene – either by washing your hands or using sanitizer- help stop the spread of COVID-19.
SaniGo, a veteran-owned small business, which produces a 75% isopropyl alcohol-based sanitizer in Indianapolis, IN., said that they were pleased to see an increased access to hand sanitizer in any situation where germs could potentially be spread to others.
“Here at SaniGo we want to see sanitizer, which studies have shown helps stop the spread of Coronavirus, in as many places as possible,” SaniGo Business Development manager Jordan Mendenhall said. “We would also encourage those traveling to carry their own personal hand sanitizer, to help additionally reduce their risk of infection.”
For more information about proper hand sanitizer use during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the CDC website.