This content, which originally appeared on Gensler’s Dialogue Blog, gives tips on how healthcare will change after the pandemic, from planning for increased capacity to pre-fabricated patient rooms that can be set-up quickly.
Nearly a third of American renters didn’t pay their rent in April 2020. Eviction help is available for those who live in federally subsidized affordable housing, where many low-income households reside. But those dealing with private landlords must also be safeguarded with policies and initiatives that account for economic uncertainty.
This content, which originally appeared on Gensler’s Dialogue Blog, gives tips on how to prepare for a return to the workplace, such as placing desks in ways that maintain the 6’ distancing or using desks as buffers and ramping up cleaning protocols, which can be helped by eliminating clutter.
As a way to stay connected and engage children, neighbors in Philadelphia are partaking in the rainbow hunt. Residents create an art piece related to the rainbow theme for their windows, front doors, or sidewalks, and as neighbors walk around the area, kids are encouraged to search for rainbows, a message of hope.
As people are trying to find ways to work from home, creative solutions range from an ironing board being used as a desk to an entry hall corridor serving as a “private” office space. For tips on an ergonomic home space see here.
Baking can be therapeutic, providing a sense of accomplishment, reducing anxiety, giving people a sense of purpose, structure their days and increase their motivation levels. Kitchen spaces that allow for separate tasks and include space to wait for a bread to rise for example, support such mindful activities. Read article here.
Music therapy in an assisted living facility continues through the large ground floor windows: read article here. Concerns have been raised as nursing homes become islands of isolation.
Stores like Walmart and Kroger are considering one-way aisles as a way to encourage physical distancing: read here.
Finding ways to protect those without homes or at risk of losing their home: read here.