With the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been drastic changes to the workplace. With social distancing and increased sanitation being the two most effective strategies in preventing the spread of this disease, companies have had to work quickly to adjust their workspaces quickly. While many companies are still working from home to avoid the spread altogether, other companies have found it difficult to work from home, and are seeking ways to safely open their office space. Here are a few ways in which offices are reconfiguring their spaces to fit the new guidelines and regulations to keep their employees safe at work.

Multi-Purpose Spaces

Unfortunately, for now, big company lunch hours are a thing of the past. It’s not safe to have everyone gathered in one room, sitting side by side, to enjoy their lunches and exchange stories about their morning dealing with clients, or a funny moment from last night. Instead, companies have to start thinking about creating a workspace for employees that can act as both their desk, a lunch table, and even a break room. Instead of an open concept, a cubicle-like workspace may be coming back, giving employees some privacy and also helping to curb the spread of germs. Since many companies made the shift to open concept floor plans in the past decades, it may worry business owners to think of what a full remodel might look like. Luckily, with Loftwall Counter Shields or Desk Screens, you can reconfigure your existing spaces to provide a safe environment, without breaking the bank. Enwork Harbor Cardboard Screens are also a budget-friendly way to temporarily create some separation in the workplace. 

Safety & Sanitation Measures 

In addition to creating distanced and separated work stations, it’s important to also consider implementing additional safety and sanitation measures. Since a fever is one of the clear indicators of COVID-19 symptoms, taking the temperature of all employees and visitors entering your building is key. With QuickTemp Infrared Temperature Kiosk, you can read everyone’s temperature quickly upon entry. There are many benefits and features to using this system. Additionally, you’ll want to consider your seating for employees. The Via Genie task chair with Antiviral Copper Mesh actively kills harmful microorganisms, with self-sanitizing properties. 

Contact Ideal Office Solutions To Safely Reopen Your Office

 It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the modern workplace. If you need assistance reconfiguring your office to safely adhere to regulations and keep your employees safe, Ideal Office Solutions is here to help! We offer a variety of COVID-19 office products to improve the safety of your office. Contact us today to get started.

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