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Individual, transparent cube offices installed to reduce risk of COVID-19 risk at work Updated: 2021-02-22 10:32:33 KST

Large, open plan offices are common place in South Korea. But, to help prevent cluster infections, one company has adopted an office setting called 'Clean Space' a cube-like positive pressure room with ventilation.
In this less than two square meter space, each member of staff can carry on with their work without making physical contact with others.

"Our company has many departments where our employees can't work remotely like others do during the pandemic. That's why we decided to come up with this to provide a safe working environment."

"Wearing a mask all day in the workplace can be tiring and challenging sometimes but inside this particular room, workers can stay safe without such a burden."

The ventilation system kicks in automatically when entering the room and helps stop the virus from spreading.

"The walls are transparent, so you can see the outside. And I don't feel stuffy inside because it is well-lit. I can work without any face-to-face contact so I can concentrate fully."

And to minimize face-to-face meetings, all necessary communication is done online.
But what other work place prevention guidelines should we keep in mind?

"It's really about keeping the physical distance we have to be careful about public places that we are coming to contact in bathrooms the places where we are going to snack or even smoking facility. Those are some of the common places that people gather more than 3 or 4 people."

The expert also said not sharing food is important and that is best to eat alone during breaks and to properly dispose of any leftover food.
And limiting how many people congregate together at once is important while wearing masks, maintaining personal hygiene, as well as frequent ventilation are all key virus prevention measures.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.
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