ISLAND HELICOPTERS KAUAI’S COVID-19 UPDATE
Island Helicopters Kauai is pleased to welcome visitors back to our beautiful island! We have adjusted our schedules to allow for additional cleaning and sanitizing of our aircrafts in-between flights. The Kauai community is a special one, and we thank you for supporting our locally-owned and operated business.
We are currently conducting tours and private flights with some restrictions. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our clients and our staff. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. We have taken enhanced health and safety measures in order to reduce the possibility of exposure.
In order to protect our staff and visitors, Island Helicopters Kauai has implemented enhanced disinfecting and social distancing procedures in order to keep our helicopters and facility clean and sanitized. These steps include disinfecting and sanitizing the helicopter and our office between flights and conducting a deeper cleaning each night. Additionally, Island Helicopters’ employees will wear masks and other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with guests and other employees, and maintain elevated cleanliness standards in all areas of the facility. Cleaning standards are provided by the manufacturer of the helicopter, as well as the CDC and are in line with Helicopter Association International COVID Clean Standards, as well as Hawaii tourism recommendations.
WE MEET COVID-19 CLEAN STANDARDS
As a helicopter operator, we affirm that our highest priority is the safety of our customers, our crew, and the public. We are committed to ensuring our passengers are protected in every possible manner. Therefore, we pledge to:
- Meet or exceed any applicable federal, state, or municipal regulation introduced to prevent the transmissions of infectious diseases
- Disinfect our aircraft, according to manufacturer recommendations, between every flight
- Conduct a deeper cleaning of our aircraft every night, according to manufacturing recommendations, or as often as necessary
- Continuously clean or disinfect our waiting area, our counters, our restrooms, and any other publicly accessible area in our facility
- Follow the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for wearing face masks when social distancing is not possible, and face masks and gloves when cleaning
- Avoid transporting anyone who is visibly ill during our check-in process
- Recommend the use of masks and gloves to our passengers, making these PPE items available to those who need them