Social Distancing Indoors

Maintaining at least six feet of distance between people can reduce exposure to virus-containing respiratory droplets from coughs and sneezes. The following common sense strategies can help establish social distance in your indoor space.

Calculate a Safe Occupancy Limit

Calculating a safe occupancy limit for protection against viruses can be complex. This guide from FEMA is a great place to start. In addition to the size of your space, you also need to consider the risk factor of your business or organization.

Utilize Appointments and Reservations When Possible

Many businesses that used to operate on a walk-in basis should consider requiring reservations. This can enable them to maintain proper occupancy while serving enough customers to operate their business.

Place Distance Markers In High Traffic Areas

Review your floor plans and consider where lines are most likely to form or people are most likely to congregate:

• Entrances

• Exits

• Registers

• Bathrooms

• Breakrooms

• Hallways

Measure out six foot intervals and place social distancing decals or stickers on the floor. Also, place signage to remind people to maintain social distance around your establishment.

Arrange Furniture
for Social Distance

Place six feet of distance between tables, workstations, chairs, and other furniture when possible. If your space will not accommodate that much distance, consider removing furniture until it is.

Close Non-Essential Areas that Encourage Congregation

Many businesses that used to operate on a walk-in basis should consider requiring reservations. This can enable them to maintain proper occupancy while serving enough customers to operate their business.

Measures to Make Your Space Safe

If you want to get back to business with confident customers, concentrate on these three areas.

Learn about the 4 pillars of indoor air hygiene

A guide for sanitization that inspires trust

Make your customers confident

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