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How to Promote Safe Social Distancing at Your Commercial Shopping Center

Friday April 10, 2020

Are you responsible for developing or maintaining a commercial shopping center? If so, you should take a proactive approach towards promoting safe social distancing. With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), governments and health officials across the world are urging individuals stay at least 6 feet away from each other. While people naturally congregate at commercial shopping centers, there are steps you can take to encourage safe social distancing.

Lower the Occupancy Limits

There are already limits to how many people can be inside stores and building at once. With that said, lowering the occupancy limits even further can help to promote safe social distancing. The national retailer Target, for instance, recently announced plans to meter the number of shoppers inside their stores. Walmart has followed suit by disclosing similar plans as well. With lower occupancy limits, shoppers can space themselves out so that they aren't crowded together.

Install Signage

In addition to lowering the occupancy limits of stores and buildings, you can promote safe social distancing at your commercial shopping center by installing signage. Here at Forsite, we offer a wide variety of COVID-19 awareness signs, including social distancing signs. The "Keep Safe Use Social Distancing" sign, for example, lives up to its namesake by telling shoppers to stay at least 6 feet apart from each other. By installing these COVID-19 awareness signs around your commercial shopping center, shoppers will know to stay a safe distance from each other.

Use Cones or Bollards to Separate Shoppers

You can use cones to separate shoppers at your commercial shopping center and, therefore, promote safe social distancing. If a store or building has a low occupancy limit, for instance, shoppers may be forced to wait in a line outside. In cases such as this, you can set up cones at 6-foot intervals to encourage social distancing. Each shopper will stand at a cone, resulting in a safer environment.


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