How Glass Helps Meet Social Distancing Requirements

June 30, 2020 6:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Businesses of all types have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is crucial for business owners to do everything they can to ensure the ongoing health and safety of all employees and customers.

There are many types of businesses that simply cannot properly serve their customers without limiting customer interactions with employees. However, there are methods you can implement to protect each other and to preserve those necessary interactions in a safe and responsible manner, including investing in custom glass in Santa Fe, NM.

With this in mind, here are a few examples of some of the glass-based solutions that are being used by business owners to increase safety in business settings when there needs to be customer-employee interaction.

Increased use of glass surfaces

Existing surfaces like desks, counters, retail checkout areas and other surfaces that see frequent activity and contact are all areas that could potentially harbor viruses and bacteria. Some types of materials used for these surfaces can be difficult to sanitize due to a porous nature—it might take more than just a disinfectant cloth to sanitize them. As such, many business owners are purchasing custom-sized glass coverings to place on top of these surfaces, at least temporarily. Rather than removing these surfaces entirely, the glass covering is much easier to wipe down and sanitize and helps to protect people using those surfaces.

Drive-up or walk-up windows

Certain types of restaurants and other food- and beverage-service businesses have had to adjust their operations to provide pickups, deliveries and drive-throughs. The creation of a drive-up or walk-up window is an excellent option in these cases to limit the numbers of customers coming into a building at once, which thus significantly cuts down on the risk of infection for employees and customers alike. It also reduces the sheer volume of sanitizing work that needs to be done when there are more visitors coming and going.

Glass specialists can work with you to convert existing windows or doors into sliding pickup or drive-through windows to offer your customers a convenient, sanitary way to pick up their orders and move along efficiently.

Protective barriers and partitions

Glass barriers and partitions are already frequently used as security features in banks, schools, government buildings, convenience stores and theaters. They can also be temporarily installed in businesses of all kinds at checkout windows and customer service stands to maintain a protective barrier between customers and employees who must come within six feet of each other. These glass barriers protect against spread of the virus through droplets, and can easily be wiped down with decontaminants.

Are you interested in learning more about some of the steps you can take at your facility to implement custom glass features to maintain social distancing requirements in Santa Fe, NM? We encourage you to contact Santa Fe Glass & Mirror today—we will be happy to provide you with further information about the custom glass features we’re capable of creating that will suit your business’s needs. We’re eager to get working and answer any questions you have about your project!

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