COVID-19 has changed our definition of cleanliness—especially in the workplace. While we still worry about cleaning dirt we can visibly see, there’s a new wave of invisible germs we’re guarding against from this highly contagious virus. As organizations prepare for workplace re-entry, they need to implement a handful of changes in response to COVID-19 before re-opening such as temperature checks, interior/digital signage, occupancy technology, and spaces that support proper hand hygiene.
According to the CDC, washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. However, when soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. It’s important to place office sanitation stations near and around high-touch surfaces and communal areas, including:
- Entrances and exits
- Kitchens/work cafes/break rooms
- Meeting/conference rooms
- Trash receptacles
- High traffic areas
Selecting the right station
Choosing the best set up for your space can be overwhelming. We created a Hand Sanitization Stations Lookbook featuring 15 brands to serve as an inspirational resource as you explore sanitation stations to provide sanitation supplies throughout your space.
There are four major types of stations we offer including freestanding, mobile, wall-hung, and digital dispensers. Beyond product types, you might also want to consider aesthetic finishes that match your workspace in addition to accessibility. For example, does the storage for sanitizing products need to be lockable, restricted to select personnel? Will items be concealed from view or open?
Here’s a few examples for each type of station:
BendGoods, Bolia, Peter Pepper Products & Uhuru
Coalesse, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Steelcase & Turnstone
BluDot, BRC Group, Tronk & Viccarbe
Make sure you’re also checking with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
We want to be your partner in helping you select, procure, and deliver these solutions. Please reach out to us with any questions, and for pricing.