Catalina Island has set course on a long voyage toward economic recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. Catalina Island company CEO, Randy Herrel, says businesses are stocked with plexiglass protectors and ultra Violet light for sanitation. "We've spent over $100,000 dollars on sanitization equipment and supplies. We bought 55 gallon drums of hand sanitizer before they were all sold out." He says island attractions such as zip lining and hummer tours will operate around 50% capacity for social distancing. He says the tourist dependent economy was devastated by COVID-19 and operating at low capacity will be a struggle. For the latest on businesses reopening across Southern California you can check out our website, that's kfiam640.com, key word is open.
Catalina Island has been deeply sanitized in an attempt to prepare the tourism economy for a comeback. "We have handheld UV light sanitizer." Catalina Island Company CEO. Randy Herrel, says they spent about a $100,000 dollars putting plexiglass, extra masks, and hand sanitizer everywhere, "atomized sprayers similar to the ones used in airplanes," and for social distancing, "land tours and ocean tours, and even our zip line, they're going to see about 50% capacity." Catalina Chamber CEO, Jim Luttjohann, says the low capacity will be a struggle, "probably not a money-making margin for most businesses. Still, people want to get back to work and visitors want to come, and we need them here to keep the economy going." Cobin Carson KFI News.