Office Partitions – Setting Up To Return To The Office

As some businesses prepare to return to the office, it is imperative to take steps that reduce risk for staff and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the prospect of retro-fitting your office space to meet distancing requirements may be daunting. Fortunately there are solutions that don’t involve replacing all of your office furniture. Office partitions are excellent choice, as they are easy to install and provide the necessary barrier.

Adherence to CDC Guidelines

According to current guidelines from the CDC about office readiness, where it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance, businesses should:

Install transparent shields or other physical barriers where possible to separate employees and visitors where social distancing is not an option.

Especially for open offices, adhering to this recommendation can be challenging. For instance, communal work spaces and low walled cubicles will need modifications to create more separation among staff. Similarly, reception areas or check out locations will also require barriers.  In all of these applications, office partitions fit the bill perfectly.

Styles of Partitions

Office partitions make it possible to retro-fit your current office furniture with barriers. Plus, the wide variety of styles and materials can be adapted to suit most layouts. Modern partitions are sleek and minimal in design. Here are some of the top options we have been using at Collaborative to help offices get ready to reopen.

Counter Shields

Loftwall Counter Shield Acrylic Screens provide a quick solution for reception desks, check out counters, and more. These aluminum frame screens can be linked together for larger areas. Easy to assemble and clean, the Counter Shield comes in four different models.

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Desk Shields

The Desktop Acrylic Germ Guard panels are perfect for long work tables where people work side by side. They easily designate individual areas without blocking light. Plus, the minimal design is mounted easily on the surface or from below. They are available in 24″ and 30″ heights and a variety of widths to suit your needs. Desk shields are also available in aluminum framed, interlocking styles with either frosted or clear acrylic.

Desk Dividers

Hitch Floor and Desktop Panels are freestanding, designed to be used with your existing furniture. In addition, they have a height adjustable foot for use with tall/standing desks. Gain privacy without sacrificing natural light or opt for a dry erase panel to add valuable writing space. Another option for freestanding barriers is the Split Acrylic Floor Panel. These portable panels are easy to set up anywhere and are available in clear or frosted finish.

A medium desk set for two office workers. A Hitch partition separates each station. The work desk nearest to us has a tripod-style coat rack to its right.

At Collaborative Office, we know how important it is to increase office safety during this time – and going forward. Let us help you get your office ready to go, complete with partitions where necessary. We have the design know-how and resources to ease your mind and make your employees feel comfortable. As a result, you will feel more confident returning to the office with your team. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your needs.

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