by Brianna Crandall — July 27, 2020 — States around the US as well as countries around the world are currently in various stages of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic. Various businesses and facilities are opening their doors under certain restrictions, such as requiring masks, “social distancing” by keeping six feet of space between people, and regular disinfection of break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas to kill the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Many employers are adopting guidance established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as central to their safe reopening plan. Each of these agencies highlights the importance of creating six feet of distance to reduce the risk of exposure and infection to the virus.
However, maintaining six feet of distance is not possible for many organizations and types of jobs, and none of the guidance includes sufficient protocols for the scenarios within the sensitive six-foot perimeter, according to a new campaign and website that aims to help fill that gap in guidance...