Recommended precautions against COVID-19
Whatever social distancing guidelines are in place, some level of interaction is unavoidable. So it’s important to take the precautions we can to keep those interactions as safe as possible.
By now the safety protocols recommended by the CDC have become familiar:
Frequent disinfection of common surfaces
Maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others whenever possible
Face coverings—especially where social distancing isn’t possible
Physical barriers where people are likely to be less than 6 feet apart
Physical barriers and durability
Partitions and sneeze guards have been installed in numerous schools, offices, and retail establishments, with varying degrees of durability. And since emergencies often call for quick fixes, the less sturdy solutions were understandable.
But what kinds of solutions should we look for as we anticipate learning to deal with this virus for the foreseeable future?
We’re fans of this advice: When you’re designing emergency solutions, opt for something that will last a year, not a month—especially since we still don’t know how long the current pandemic will continue.
In addition to masks and social distancing, the CDC and OSHA both recommend physical barriers to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The custom partitions we offer at KTM Solutions are made of high-quality polycarbonate, acrylic, and aluminum materials.
Let us help
Everyone, from employers to parents to educators, has a lot to think about right now, and no one has all the answers. If you’re interested in learning more about our physical-barrier designs and how they might fit into your safety measures, contact us and let our engineers work on a custom solution.