Office Furniture That Helps Prevent Germ Spread

As companies bring employees back to the office, decisions must be made about how to keep the workplace as safe as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic. We know that in-person work plays a critical role in company culture, collaboration, and ultimately productivity. While remote work has many benefits for some, experts agree that a combination of working at home and in the office is the way of the future. So, what kind of office furniture can you install to help prevent germ spread between people working in the office? 

High Walled Modern Cubicle

Cubicle design has certainly evolved with the times. Modern materials, streamlined layouts, and smart features make them a welcome source of privacy in an otherwise open office. Especially now, when social distancing is paramount, cubicles become a near perfect choice for germ-halting office furniture. Fortunately, the design, materials, heights, and configurations have endless combinations, so it’s easy to find something to suit your office style. Evolve System’s Compile line offers high walled cubicles, up to 66″ with clean lines and acrylic topside panels to keep a light and airy feel. Install these easily with the “Quick Connect” panel system that allows for several arrangements.

66 inch high modern office cubicles

Glass Walls

Architectural glass walls are a versatile solution to creating more barriers in the office. They provide protection against germ spread while still allowing natural light to filter into the workspace.  Quicker to install than drywall, glass walls are modern, reconfigurable, and environmentally friendly. They reduce noise and can be disinfected easily. Investing in glass walls means you qualify for LEED credits towards sustainable building design. Moving offices? Take them with you. 


One of the simplest ways to update your office furniture to accommodate Covid-19 regulations is to use partitions. Partitions offer a major advantage because they can be retrofit to your existing furniture, saving time and money. They come in a wide variety of materials and configurations to suit any budget. Try easy to clean acrylic counter shields for reception desks or check out areas. For collaborative style benching, frosted standalone partitions keep workstations separate and private while letting in natural light.

Split Acrylic Floor Panels

These versatile panels roll for easy storage when not in use. Plus, multiple panels used together can create a larger barrier whenever the need arises. Need something smaller? Desktop germ guards are also available for areas where a full panel is not necessary. They come in 24″ and 30″ heights with custom width, cutouts, and mounting options to accommodate any workspace. With such a wide range of acrylic and glass panel choices, we can find something to meet the needs of your office. 

If you’re in the process of re-configuring your office to better mitigate the risks of Covid-19, reach out to us. Collaborative Office has been serving the Houston area for over 25 years, offering space planning and design that maximizes function for almost any budget. Now more than ever, proper office design with well-placed products can help you maintain a safer and healthier workplace. Give us a call or contact us through our website form to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. 


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