Flu season is a time of year that comes with several unknowns. It can be particularly tricky to navigate for those who spend a significant amount of time in a collaborative workspace.

Social distancing has become an important part of mitigating the spread of flu viruses. In offices across the country, cubicles are proving to be effective at helping keep employees safe from the spread of germs. 

Here are just a few of the top ways to promote social distancing and a healthy workplace during flu season.

Cubicles Can be Staggered to Ensure Social Distancing Requirements

Cubicles are designed to be mobile. This alone makes them a great feature in an office when social distancing is necessary for health requirements.

As health standards fluctuate, the office floor plan might need to change, too. These personalized workspaces can be set up 6 feet apart or further to properly meet social distancing guidelines.

Individual Cubicle Walls Can Be Added for Increased Health Safety

Extra privacy dividers can be added to walkways, paths, and around common areas to ensure social distancing and enhanced safety when flu season is in full swing.

While you can physically move cubicles themselves to make social distancing a priority, you can also expand them horizontally to create a comfortable and safe workspace when flu exposure is a concern. This type of adjustment creates a physical barrier between employees without hindering communication in a major way.

Add Sanitizing Stations Close to Your Cubicles

Ensuring every employee has a personal cubicle is an excellent way to enforce social distancing without causing additional stress. It’s a safe space where employees can be productive.

However, if you want to truly optimize your office layout heading into the winter season, consider adding sanitizing stations at regular intervals throughout your workspaces. These simple stations can have extra masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies for workers who would like to disinfect their spaces throughout the day.

You can even add one of these stations to your reception area and breakroom. By emphasizing the health and safety of your staff, you can calm their anxiety and reduce the spread of germs.

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