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Tulsa Airport Reducing the Spread of Germs

Posted at 9:51 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 15:38:42-04

TULSA, Okla. — A man in his 50s landed in Tulsa from Italy on Feb. 23. Six days later, he was diagnosed with the coronavirus, making this the first known case in Oklahoma.

Related Story: First Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Tulsa County

Thousands of people land in Tulsa daily carrying more than their luggage, their germs as well. 2 Works for You reached out to the Tulsa International Airport about the precautions they are taking to prevent the spread of disease.

Stephanie Chester, the community relations manger with TIA, provided the following statement:

Tulsa International Airport is committed to keeping our travelers safe, which includes the cleanliness of the terminal. Our janitorial staff is continuing our current cleaning processes and providing extra attention to high-traffic areas, including restroom doors, handrails, elevator buttons, etc. We have also increased the amount of hand sanitizers available, both pre- and post-security. We encourage our passengers to follow the CDC and the Tulsa Health Department guidelines for safe hygiene habits and updates regarding COVID-19.

The CDC recommends keeping your hands clean at all times.

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