When the coronavirus first hit the United States, many corporations moved to work-from-home environments. In the latest surge, even with the country surpassing 120,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in just one day, some employers brought back their employees to continue working in-office.
Many offices are implementing temporary guidelines for employees to return safely. However, it’s important to recognize the risks associated with returning to in-person work. Keep reading to find out how self-storage can act as an alternative to working in an office.
Is It Safe to Work in an Office Right Now?
Despite cases rising, many employees across the country are back to working in an office environment. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released guidelines for companies. Here are just a few of their requirements for companies to resume in-person operations:
- Increase circulation of outdoor air
- Ensure ventilation systems work properly
- Modify or adjust seats to accommodate physical distancing
- Consider conducting daily health checks, including temperature screenings
- Stagger shifts, start and end times, and breaks
While there is still an inherent risk of contracting COVID-19 in large gatherings, many offices are taking the right precautions to avoid their employees becoming sick.
The Risks of Working in an Office During COVID-19
While working in an office may be less distracting than at home, do the risks of catching the virus outweigh these benefits? Shared spaces and highly trafficked areas and surfaces are among the most common ways of catching the virus, which can quickly spread from person to person.
Despite living in a time of social distancing, which prevents coworkers, acquaintances, and strangers from touching, safety precautions can easily be forgotten. If conducting business in person, it’s important to remember that social norms like handshaking should be avoided.
Other Alternatives to Working in an Office
If working from home just isn’t working for you anymore, but you’re still wary of returning to an office setting, consider renting a storage unit for your office needs. Using a storage unit as office space will provide fewer distractions and allow you to return to that feeling of going to work every day.
The phrase “storage unit office” may not sound as appealing as it is. You might assume it would be cramped, but many self-storage companies offer various sizes, which provide functionality and organization your home may not have the space to accomplish. Working out of a storage unit also allows you to reclaim your house as purely a living space, restoring a much-needed work–life balance.
Storage companies also provide month-by-month payment methods, so once you feel safe returning to the actual office, you are free to leave without breaking a lease or terms of the agreement.
Move Your Home Office to Treasure Island Storage
If you want to take your at-home office to the next level, consider renting a unit at Treasure Island Storage. Safety is our top priority, and we know it’s yours too, which is why we are offering contactless rentals. In addition, hand sanitation stations have been placed throughout our facilities, and we have increased our cleaning procedures.
Located throughout New York City and New Jersey, Treasure Island Storage is guaranteed to be the perfect place for you. We also offer 24/7 security that will keep you and your belongings safe. Our units come in various sizes to accommodate your needs, and individual unit options range in size from 400 to 10,000 square feet. Our expert team of storage solution associates will safely show you around our locations and help you determine which unit is best for your office space. Call us at 212-804-8972 or fill out our contact form today!