Informed sources report that OSHA is working on COVID-19 safety recommendations that will put a stake in the heart of the open office strategies. OSHA document OSHA 3990-03 2020 (the linked PDF) provides some high level Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. One key recommendation:
Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible.
That pretty much puts a stake in the open office concepts of hot desking and shared tables. Everyone gets their own spot!
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