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Tallahassee gas station helping people stay sanitary at the pump

Posted at 5:50 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 15:23:44-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The average convenience store that sells gas has around 1,100 customers per day, meaning a lot of hands touch the same surfaces.

While COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, most people are now aware of how important it is to protect your hands from frequently touched surfaces.

At least one gas station is Tallahassee has gloves available at each pump to help you protect yourself.

Jahil Hawk and his son visited the station at the intersection of Blairstone and Capital Circle Southeast, and are grateful for the extra precaution provided.

"I came out, I thought we had some napkins in the car, but we didn't," Hawk said. "So I had to use some party paper to pump the gas and everything, but eventually they had gloves, thank God, so I was able to stay safe and sanitized."

Hawk even had his son in football gloves to keep him protected.

If the store nearest you doesn't have gloves available, you may want to consider keeping alcohol wipes or hand sanitizer in your car to use when you fill up.