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Long-term safety protocols and COVID-19 prevention strategies

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.



KTM is a team of professional engineers that partners with manufacturing companies to overcome challenges and deliver the custom design solution and the expertise you need for your project.

Our Products & Services

KTM utilizes a staff of registered mechanical engineers (PE) that are qualified in the design and analysis of advanced machines, fixtures, lifting systems, and mechanical structures. We design and analyze for sufficient strength, optimal mechanical performance, and safety in accordance with industry standards and governmental regulations.

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