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A Guide to Social Distancing for Essential Businesses During COVID-19

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Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, it goes without saying that businesses around the globe are adjusting to a new norm. For some, this simply means allowing employees to work from home; but for certain essential businesses where remote work is not an option, the pandemic presents a new set of challenges entirely.

In the interest of keeping essential employees and the public safe, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that businesses adhere to and strictly enforce specific social distancing guidelines while they continue to operate. Utilize our guide below for more information on how your business may be impacted, and view our offering of workplace safety products and compliance solutions to help keep your business running smoothly.

What is Social Distance?

By definition, social distancing is the act of deliberately increasing the physical space between yourself and others to avoid spreading illness. Especially in the case of Coronavirus (COVID-19), social distancing is not just effective, but crucial to slowing the spread of disease and reducing the amount of unnecessary cases, or “flattening the curve.”

Social Distancing Guidelines & Best Practices

According to the CDC’s guidelines, individuals should adhere to the following when practicing and maintaining safe social distance in schools, workplaces, and other community locations: 

    • Stay at home, only go out if it is essential
    • Limit close contact with others as much as possible
    • Keep away from others who are sick or feel sick
    • Avoid public gatherings and groups of more than 10 people
    • Maintain a minimum of 3-6 feet between yourself and others at all times
    • Avoid physical greetings such as handshakes, hugs, and kisses
    • Practice good hygiene and wash hands frequently

As always, stay informed and follow the direction of your state/local authorities for further information.

Solutions to Help Businesses Enforce Social Distancing

A leader in the workplace safety industry, Seton provides a number of products and compliance solutions to help ensure that you, your employees, and your customers are safe and protected as your business continues to operate during this time.

Social Distancing Safety Signs and Labels:

Promote safe hygiene practices and keep employees informed with social distancing reminders.

Featured Products

L13770 – Health First, Practice Social Distancing While Waiting Sign

EM456 – Use Caution Social Distancing Sign

EM457 – Health First, Social Distancing Sign

Anti-Slip Floor Markers:

Direct customers while they wait in line and keep employees safe as customers stay at an appropriate distance.

Featured Products

ME0012 – Please Wait Here For Cashier to Call You Forward

ME1115 – Do Your Part – Stay 6 Feet Apart

ME0013 – Maintain 6 Feet – Thank You

Brady TOUGHSTRIPE Die-Cut Footprints & Anti-Slip Tape:

Visually demonstrate safe distancing procedures.

Featured Products

16855D – Vinyl Footprints

CA123189 – Floor Marking Footprints

RH001 – Waterproof Anti-Slip Floor Marking Tape

For more information on how our products can be utilized, please view our Solutions for Essential Businesses Digital Catalog or browse our entire COVID-19 product offering.

To check current stock status and delivery times, please reach out to our knowledgeable customer service team at 800-243-6624.