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Life After Corona: How to Protect Your Office (and Office Furniture)

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Help protect your office from corona with cough and sneeze protection screens

Life after corona, can you imagine it? Millions of Americans, as well as people all over the world, want life to go back to normal. However, the reality is that the coronavirus has changed the world forever. It’s changed the way we look at health, hygiene, and has given many people a new perspective on life in general. If you are curious about how you can protect your office (and office furniture) when offices can open again, then this is a must-read. Just a disclaimer, we’re not saying that this is a surefire way to stop COVID-19 from spreading, but these are some helpful considerations. 

Limit the Number of Surfaces That Employees Need to Touch With Their Hands

There are few communal spaces in offices that most employees have to touch. These spaces include doorknobs, light switches, and bathroom sinks. There are a few features that you can add to your office to limit the number of surfaces that your employees need to touch(at least with their hands) These features include motion-sensor lighting and bathroom features, as well as doors that can swing both ways with the tap of a shoulder or elbow. Another benefit of motion-sensor lights is that they are energy-efficient as well. 

Pick Office Furniture That You Anyone Can Clean With Ease

Most business owners hire a professional cleaning service to come in and keep their buildings as clean as possible. With that in mind, office furniture that isn’t challenging to clean makes their jobs better. Also, specific materials hold germs more than others. Leather is a material that isn’t hard to clean regarding office chairs. As far as desks, wooden desks are classic and an office staple. We offer many appealing wooden desks that will suit your office! However, metal desks resist stains that cause germs and bacteria. Also, glass desks are often removable so that you can clean them effectively. We do offer a variety of materials for your desks, besides only wood. 

Other Tips on How to Protect Your Office During Life After Corona

  • Always have hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes readily available
  • Provide your team with personal laptops (if possible, so that commonly-shared computers don’t have to be a thing
  • Protect your office with cough and sneeze protection screens (yes, we offer them. Call us to inquire about it). 

Furnish, Design, and Protect Your Office Space with Mark Downs

Mark Downs is happy to help you get the most productive, creative, and positive office environment possible through our office furniture and design expertise. We have the knowledge and equipment to ensure your office is attractive, productive, and an excellent hub of activity in your commercial facility. Stop by our Cockeysville showroom to see what we can offer or give us a call at 410-771-6800. To see examples of our work and what we are up to, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.