Good morning, communicators:
As many organizations contemplate a return to the office, one particular aspect could be a stumbling block: the office elevator.
Thyssenkrupp Elevator shared this graphic with NPR to show how elevators can increase the risk of disease transmission and how employers and employees can mitigate those risks.
…elevator experts stress that those riding elevators should wear masks, resist touching surfaces as much as possible and use items such as disposable tissues or indeed those toothpicks to touch the buttons. Also, use hand sanitizer frequently. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends limiting time in elevators and taking one-directional stairs instead, when possible, as well as abiding by the 6 feet of distance.