Many states, counties, and cities have begun to ease restrictions in an effort to get people out and about and, more importantly, back to work. Safety standards for people and businesses have been put in place to prevent and protect from further spreading of COVID-19, or Coronavirus. For those in the aviation industry, that means maintaining a safe aircraft environment for passengers and crew.
Studies indicate that the virus can be spread by people before they develop symptoms or who never develop symptoms. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Because of this, it is important to disinfect your aircraft after passengers have been on board. According to the CDC, alcohol solutions that contain at least 70% alcohol are effective against coronavirus.
Before You Begin
USE A SAFETY MASK AND EYE PROTECTION
PUT ON PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
DO NOT LET DISINFECTANTS TOUCH YOUR SKIN, EYES, AND MOUTH
DO THE WORK IN AN AREA THAT HAS A GOOD FLOW OF AIR
OBEY ALL MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS
GET MEDICAL AID IF IRRITATION OCCURS
Disinfection of Aircraft Surfaces
Disinfect the surfaces that do not absorb liquid
Clean the surfaces with a natural sponge or a clean low-lint cloth, moist with the disinfectant.
Allow the disinfectant stay on surfaces for two (2) minutes.
Remove the disinfectant with a clean low-lint cloth moist with water.
Dry the surfaces with a clean, dry low-lint cloth.
Disinfect the surfaces that absorb liquid by applying a spray mist of disinfectant with a spray applicator to:
Watch for symptoms – Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
Repeated shaking with chills
New loss of taste or smell
Support respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene for passengers and crew
If possible, require everyone to wear a mask our face covering
Provide tissues and no-touch disposal receptacles
Ensure that an adequate supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) is maintained
Place placards that encourage hand hygiene and preventitive measures to help stop the spread in places where they are likely to be seen
Discourage handshaking – encourage the use of other noncontact methods of greeting
Banyan is doing its part to plan for and mitigate potential impacts of COVID-19 in its terminal and various departments as our primary goal is the safety and well-being of our guests and teammates. We will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for information on the developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and conform to their guidelines as they change. For more information on what Banyan is doing, please view our COVID-19 Preventive Measures.