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Posted on Mar 12, 2020 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is installing 250 hand sanitizing dispensers with more than 12,000 boxes of anti-bacterial solution that will be placed in high passenger volume areas throughout the airports statewide.

“We sincerely thank Hawaiian Airlines and Pacific Air Cargo for their work delivering the dispensers quickly and free of charge from California to Hawaii,” said Director Jade Butay, Hawaii Department of Transportation. “A big mahalo to the Hawaii Tourism Authority for picking up more than half the costs associated with the sanitizing equipment.”

The dispensers are free standing, battery operated and touch free. They are placed in high volume areas such as check-in lobbies, baggage claims, food courts, security checkpoints, international arrival and tour group sections, and gate areas. The total cost of the hand sanitizing dispensers, equipment and liquid is $260,000.

Custodians in airports and harbors are diligently working to clean and sanitize the facilities, especially restrooms and common touch points like handrails, doorknobs and elevator buttons. At the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) at least 35 custodians per eight-hour shift are working to clean the airport facilities.

The HDOT Airports Division has also been distributing anti-bacterial wipes to airport employees to clean their stations and areas where passengers may frequent. HDOT thanks HTA for providing dozens of cases of the anti-bacterial wipes.

HDOT is committed to working with federal, state, county and private agencies to help keep the community safe. For additional information please visit the HDOT Covid-19 webpage by clicking here.

To view pictures of the dispensers at HNL please click here.