T.F. Green increases sanitation efforts amid coronavirus outbreak
T.F. Green Airport is enacting its enhanced cleaning protocols amid the coronavirus outbreak.
WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – T.F. Green Airport is enacting its enhanced cleaning protocols amid the coronavirus outbreak.
“If you touch it, we’re cleaning it,” said John Goodman, the director of media and public relations for R.I. Airport Corporation.
As part of the enhanced protocols, cleaning crews are continuously sanitizing the building during peak hours.
“We’re focusing on all the high–touch areas throughout the airport,” said Goodman. “Handrails on the escalators, doorknobs, bathrooms. Any of the touch screens you see. The ATMs. All the different seats throughout the airport. The armrests.”
The airport is also displaying health education pamphlets at the information desk.
“We’re trying to help educate [passengers] as to how to keep other people safe as well,” said Goodman.
He said there are also hand sanitizer stations at numerous locations near all the gates.
Despite the heightened effort from the airport and airlines, passengers are being extra cautious.
“We brought alcohol wipes,” said passenger Jean Amore. “We’re definitely wiping down our tray tables.”
“I have extra hand sanitizer. I’m not even going to put the tray table down,” said passenger Angela Figueroa.
Goodman said he expects to see a spike in the number of travelers this month because of Spring break.