It is definitely a sign of the times. And the airport amenity of the week.
To help passengers and employees comply with the face mask covering requirement at Denver International (DEN), the airport now has two vending machines that sell face masks as well as sanitizing wipes.
The vending machines are stocked with:
- Two-pack disposable mask with one gel sanitizer packet and two single-use alcohol towelettes: $6/package
- Two-pack KN95 mask with one gel sanitizer packet and two single-use alcohol towelettes: $12/package
- 10-pack full-sheet sanitizing wipes: $4.25/package
Travelers will find the vending machines at the North end of Level 6 near the restrooms on the west side and on the South end of Level 5 around the corner from Boulder Beer Tap House on the west side.
Several DEN airport shops are now selling face masks and other hygiene items as well.
DEN isn’t the first airport in the United States to install a vending machine stocked with masks and sanitizing items.
That title goes to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS), which installed two such machines in mid-May.
No doubt these machines will soon pop up at airport everywhere.