The Coronavirus Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial and Slow – WSJ

April 17, 2020

Lots of thoughts on a PPE oriented future – with masks & plastic dividers

Some firms may bring office workers back in alternating groups to allow for social distancing in open-plan offices. Restaurant chains may operate at half capacity, installing plexiglass shields between booths, while stores may do away with tester cosmetics and sanitize items after customers try them on.

Employees sit behind protective screens at a Hyundai Card cafeteria in Seoul. …
Cushman’s Amsterdam office is testing a workplace setup designed for social distancing. In the “Six-Feet Office,” transparent shields divide desks, markers direct foot traffic and disposable desk pads catch germs and can be discarded when a worker leaves for the day. “In the next four to six to eight weeks as people begin going back to work, companies aren’t going to have the time or the ability to remodel offices,” Mr. White said.

Cushman & Wakefield offices in Amsterdam dispay a new design concept called ‘Six-Feet Office.’