Many American workers will be returning to offices in the months to come, but some employers may just let them keep working from home once they see the CDC’s new guidelines. The recommendations include keeping desks six feet apart or installing plastic shielding where social distancing is not an option.
They also advise workers to wear cloth face coverings at all times, and to prevent workers from “handshaking, hugs, and fist bumps.”
Employers need to make sure they maintain social distancing in all common areas and elevators. They need to stagger shifts during the day to reduce workers’ density in common areas and “replace high-touch communal items, such as coffee pots, water coolers, and bulk snacks” with pre-packaged, single-serving alternatives.