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Returning to the Office – Tips & Tricks

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Returning to the Office?

ProSpace+ is offering some Tips & Tricks to help you get back to the office…

We’ve been hearing a lot about businesses implementing temperature checks and mask wearing, but here are some additional recommendations for your office as you head back to work.

Add Sneeze Guards to Public Areas

Protect your front line workers and prevent the spread of airborne pathogens by adding sneeze guards to any transactional areas, such as reception desks, teller lines, and food service areas.

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Add sneeze guards to reception desks, teller lines, and food service areas

Signage & Wayfinding

Minimize social contact by incorporating signage throughout your office. Examples include one-way signs to avoid unnecessary passing in busy corridors along with signs encouraging 6′ of distance anywhere lines may accrue. Another option is to add signage or remove chairs from break room and conference areas to discourage people from congregating.

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Minimize social contact by incorporating signage throughout your office

Create Separation in Open Offices

Help your employees maintain social distancing by adding privacy screens and dividers onto existing desks or panels. Tall storage such as overhead hutches or desktop bookshelves can also be added to create division while adding function. ProSpace+ offers a multitude of these options to allow for temporary or permanent solutions.

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Add dividers to create distance in open offices

Select Cleanable Materials

When purchasing new items, select materials which can be easily cleaned and disinfected. Vinyls and polyurethane fabrics are wipe-able and often bleach cleanable. Acrylics and laminates allow for easy cleaning. One exciting new product on the market is Copper Infused Mesh from Via Seating. Copper is self-sanitizing and biocidal, making for a beautiful, yet functional product.

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Copper Mesh from Via Seating is self-sanitizing and biocidal

Encourage Organization while Discouraging Sharing

Encourage employees to keep their desks clean and clear by adding organizational storage such as pencil trays and storage bins. This will allow for desks to be thoroughly cleaned every night. At the same time, discourage sharing of items, especially high-touch items such as keyboards, mouse pads, phones and tablets. If anything does need to be shared, such as a tablet, be sure to clean it thoroughly between use.

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Add organizational products to encourage a clear desk that can be more easily cleaned.

For more information on how to get your workspace ready, call the ProSpace Team at 970-874-8006.