FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 22, 2020) – The Lee County Port Authority is introducing the Stay Safe – RSW Cares About You program to let the community know about initiatives taking place at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) to keep travelers and the airport community healthy and safe. There will be differences in the experience at RSW that were put into place to make passengers feel more comfortable and confident about traveling from our airport.

“The Lee County Port Authority has always been committed to serving travelers with high standards of cleanliness, well-being and care, and now, more than ever, we are working with our airlines and business partners to develop enhanced standards for airport operations,” said Ben Siegel, CPA, C.M., acting executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. “As we begin to welcome more visitors to Southwest Florida, the health and safety of our passengers, airport business partners and employees is a top priority and the reason why the Stay Safe – RSW Cares About You program was implemented by our team.”

Some of the more noticeable measures passengers will see as part of the comprehensive plan are the addition of hand sanitizer stations; social distancing signage, announcements and floor markers throughout the terminal; Plexiglas shields at all customer touchpoints and the use of masks in public areas. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, LCPA implemented increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in high-traffic areas of the terminal and car rental facility to include ticket counters, baggage claim and restrooms, as well as the concourses and gate hold areas at Southwest Florida International Airport. Janitorial staff also performs disinfectant fogging several evenings a week at security checkpoints, ticket counters and gate hold areas.

For more information about the Stay Safe – RSW Cares About You program and all the actions being taken by our airlines and business partners, please click here.  

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 10.2 million passengers in 2019 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit www.flylcpa.com or Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flyRSW.

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