Houston City Council approves $64,000 purchase of citywide hand sanitizer stations

Houston City Council approved a purchase of $64,000 of hand sanitizer April 1. (Adobe Stock Photo)
Houston City Council approved a purchase of $64,000 of hand sanitizer April 1. (Adobe Stock Photo)

Houston City Council approved a purchase of $64,000 of hand sanitizer April 1. (Adobe Stock Photo)

To combat the spread of coronavirus, more hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the city of Houston.

Houston City Council approved a $64,000 purchase of hand sanitizer April 1 with the intention of distributing the sanitizer to city-owned facilities and to outreach workers as well as setting up stations where needed throughout the city.


City-run parks remain open, but in another effort to stem transmission of the virus in public space, Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city has been removing rims from highly used basketball courts.

“We need people to know this is serious,” he said.
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.