The Jacksonville Airport Authority has placed 11 hand sanitizers throughout Jacksonville International (JAX) in response to the recent increase in cases of the H1N1, or Swine Flu, virus.
The sanitizers are spread throughout common eating areas, baggage claim and concourse restrooms.
“The health and safety of our travelers is a top priority,” says Michael Stewart, director of external affairs at the JAA. “We are doing everything we can to be proactive in preventing the spread of H1N1 at our airport.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered recommendations for preventing the flu, including covering nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, washing hands often with soap and water, and staying home if you are sick with flu-like symptoms.