Proper social distancing can be achieved through maintaining at least six feet of space between you and another person, according to health care professionals.
Unless you have been quarantining with that person like a significant other, friend or family member, this distance should be kept in any public setting. From grocery stores to retail cash register lines to work and even doctor’s offices, social distancing is the new standard. It helps prevent the spread of germs and gives everyone the right amount of personal space to feel safe. Especially as more states and storefronts begin to reopen, social distancing is more important than ever to help continue the reduction in cases and hospitalizations across the country.
For restaurant or business owners and retailers alike, FN rounds up a series of well-designed signs for your walls, doors, windows and even your floors to help remind clientele of proper spacing rules in any situation.
Floor Stickers: ExcelMark
Available for single purchases or packs of five, these floor decals mark exactly where one should stand while waiting to maintain social distancing. They can be placed on the ground in any business with their ultra-tough base and slip-resistant textured surface. The 11-inch diameter stickers are made to stand up to water, scratches and tears as well.
Bulk Floor Stickers: Pro-Graphx
Pro-Graphx’s decals come in a pack of 20, so you have replacements to be placed wherever you need. They can be applied on many floor surface. Formulated with an air-release liner, these stickers resist bubbles and air pockets — if they get creased up you can easily fix them by simply heating up the area with a heat gun or hairdryer.
Carpet Markers: Gold Hook
Created with heavy-duty vinyl, these markers are specifically designed for carpeted floors. They are coated with an anti-slip top layer to keep your customers safe. The adhesive is less powerful than that of stickers for hardwood floors, as to not damage any carpets or rugs, but is strong enough to be stepped on without withering, peeling or fading.
Hanging Sign: MySignCraft
This subtle sign measures in at only 3.5-inches by 8-inches for a sign that easily hangs over door handles and hooks, alerting anyone who is about to enter your building/room to maintain a proper distance. The lettering is bold with a graphic font for quick reading as a satin finish allows you to easily wipe it clean at the end of the day.
Workplace Sign: Lean Manufacturing Posters
Available in multiple sizes and options to choose between thicker posters or adhesive signs, this product sends a clear message. It details out proper steps to follow when returning to the workplace for your employees and any guests. While promoting public safety, it also reassures workers and visitors with a calming message at the end too.
Distancing Tape: Incom Manufacturing
Branded with the words “Maintain Distance” repeated over again, this tape provides a versatile way to mark surfaces. It can be attached to floors to demonstrate 6 feet of space, placed on doors to advise any who may enter or used on surfaces and shelves for continuous reminders. It is slip-resistant as well for use on the ground.
Aluminum Sign: SignMission
SignMission’s rust-free aluminum sign employs commercial-grade materials for durability. It includes pre-drilled mounting holes for quick placement with clear fonts and tall lettering. Guaranteed corrosion free for life, it can be attached to fences, walls, doors or construction areas.
Pyramid Sign: Vista Flags
Stand out with this pyramid-shaped sign with an important yet well-designed message. It measures up 2-feet wide by 3-feet tall so it can stand on its own on the ground or can be propped up on a table or countertop. The fade-resistant ink and waterproof material make this product ideal for both indoor or outdoor use.
Smiling Markers: Yak
Yak’s floor decals prove that you can still keep a positive attitude and show your gratitude for your customer’s distancing. They are slip-resistant with a peel-and-stick functionality, measuring 16-inches in diameter.
Standing Sign: Signworld
This double-sided standing sign is unmissable as customers enter your space. Unlike a poster or a wall sign, it can be placed in a more central location for complete coverage with reminders. Standing almost 5-feet tall, it offers a poignant message for any type of venue.
One-Way Markers: Kenco Store
Stores have taken to turning their aisles into one-way directions to maintain the flow of foot traffic without crowding the narrow walkways. Alert customers of new directions with these social distance-accented floor signs with clear arrows.
Bright Sign: Sigo Signs
Employing a bright yellow color, this sign is a can’t-miss way to remind clientele to social distance. Finished with a UV-protected coating, it can be placed indoors or outdoors without fading. Pre-drilled holes make for easy attaching while the size and message can be clearly understood without coming off too aggressive.
Table Marker: Graphical Warehouse
For restaurants and coffee shops, you may need to adjust or remove seating to allow for the correct amount of space between diners. These signs can be used to designate which tables are open or out of use so you don’t constantly have to repeat the order to every new person walking in the door. Gloss lamination turns these stickers into cleanable surfaces, too.
Bilingual Markers: Fantasy Golf Cards
Language shouldn’t have to be a barrier between safety and social distancing. Invite all your customers to stand and wait in the proper format with this bilingual message with a tear-resistant fabrication that can stand up to both outdoor and indoor placement.
Mask Sticker: Antonio Cabrera Home
In addition to keeping a proper distance, some companies and stores may prefer to require guests to wear face masks as well. Let your customers know the drill with this small adhesive sticker that fits perfectly in the window of your door. Plus, its bright yellow color and fun graphic attract attention in a way that packs a powerful punch.
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