The mass return-to-work movement hinges on the distribution of a successful COVID vaccine. This article (which we update regularly) outlines the latest developments surrounding all potential vaccines, to help you determine when to execute your return-to-work strategy.
The latest (updated on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020):
- Two coronavirus vaccines are either being distributed, or well on their way, across the country, after the FDA authorized vaccines from both Moderna and Pfizer.
- Early vaccines will go to front-line workers and high-risk people.
- The consensus remains that the approved vaccines won't reach widespread distribution until at least midway through 2021.
Mid-year 2021 is not all that far away — particularly considering what it takes to return millions of people back to the office. In the short tine you have before this return to work, do you know how you'll keep your spaces safe?
Here are a roundup of useful articles to help you plan your return to work strategy:
- Tracking and limiting occupancy as employees return to work in 2021. Keeping occupancy limits down when most people work from home is manageable. But as building occupancy increases, workspaces can reach reduced COVID occupancy levels — quickly.
- How and when will office workers go back to work after COVID-19? We interviewed a number of our clients, ranging from tech companies to financial services organizations, to find out what they're doing to craft their post-coronavirus return to work policy.
- 4 takeaways from Tesla's return-to-work playbook. While not every approach will apply to you, four key takeaways from Tesla's playbook can help inform your own return-to-work strategy
- Using occupancy data to streamline cleaning services. Specific examples of how companies use Density sensors to save as much as 50% in cleaning fees, even in this heightened state of cleanliness.
- Hot desking safety in the post-pandemic workplace. Hot desking helps maximize space, satisfy employees, and maintain specific occupancy limits. The biggest challenge you might face is convincing employees that hot desking is safe in the post-pandemic world.
- Using behavioral patterns to maintain social distancing at the workplace. Your employees' relationship with your workspace will likely not be the same as before the pandemic.
- How to plan conference room usage in the age of social distancing. Using Density data and feedback from customers, we set to address key considerations around post COVID-19 conference room use and social-distancing.
We continue to work with our partners and customers to determine the most effective and safe ways for company leaders to prepare their workspaces and employees for a return to work. We will update this list of resources regularly as we publish new relevant content.
- The Density Team