Social Distancing Signs For Your Business
Why Are Social Distancing Signs So Important?
The first social distancing sign that we saw was online for a supermarket in Europe. As soon as we saw it, we had a lightbulb moment and knew that we had to help bring social distancing signs to the United States as soon as possible. Why, you might ask? Because it was instantly clear that implementing social distancing signs in retail locations, elevators and other high foot-traffic areas was the number one way we could help reduce transmissions of Covid-19 in the US.
Scientists have modeled the way that coronavirus travels through the air, and what is clearly obvious is that if you’re too close to someone infected who coughs or sneezes, you’re in the firing line and at high risk of contracting the virus. A social distancing sign can be the difference between getting sick or remaining healthy. The importance of the message we are trying to spread with our social distancing signs is also incredibly important – it is a reminder to protect yourself and others around you by respecting the physical distancing requirements. For those who aren’t worried about the impact of getting infected (health risk and possibly death), our social distancing sign provides them with an immediate reminder of the importance of being conscientious and respecting the rules in order to protect other shoppers that want to get home to their families and remain healthy.
When considering the impact of social distancing signs, you have to take into account something called the multiplier effect. Let’s say one customer at a supermarket decides not to respect the social distancing signs, and stands very close to a female shopper in front of him while they are waiting to check out. He happens to cough, and unbeknownst to him as well as the lady in front of him – he has coronavirus. The lady, who was respecting the social distancing signs that were placed on the floor for her to follow, checks out and heads home, unaware that she was exposed to the virus. A week later, not only is she infected with Covid-19 but she’s also infected her entire family (it can take several days before physical effects of contracting coronavirus become evident). The family now puts others at risk during this time, and what started with one person, can become hundreds in a matter of a couple of weeks. So to say that implementing and respecting social distancing signs in all places where people congregate is a matter of life of death is not an exaggeration.
So, what is the solution? It’s quite simple, social distancing signs with our message need to be placed everywhere to remind those who are not bothered by the risks they face, that they are putting hundreds of others in the firing line with their high-risk behavior. The importance of our message – “Protect Yourself & Others – Maintain Distance” cannot be undermined, and the proof of this can be seen in the fact that the UK’s NHS has recently begun using the exact same terminology that we use on our social distancing signs.
We encourage you to share our social distancing signs with as many businesses as possible in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, and ensure that we can get back to our normal lives as soon as humanly possible. Every time you see a social distancing sign, let the retailers know you appreciate the effort they’re undertaking as well as the expense that they have incurred in order to keep you and your loved ones safe.