Social Distancing, Plexiglass Partitions Protect Health First Associates and Patients
By Health First // May 21, 2020
Plexiglass guards, which protect against airborne illness, are being utilized in registration
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – You see them in supermarkets, gas stations, and convenience stores – social distancing markers and plexiglass partitions meant to protect workers and customers alike from COVID-19.
Now, these measures are in full effect at Health First hospitals and Medical Group offices – efforts intended to keep all of us safe and healthy.
Plexiglass guards, which protect against airborne illness, are being utilized in registration, admission, and other areas across the Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) where an associate checks in a patient or answers visitors’ questions, said Mark Meeks, Health First’s System Director of Design and Construction.
“In addition to placing signs and plexiglass partitions, our teams will work with designers and end-users to implement additional strategies to support social distancing, such as reduced seating and considerations for improved flow of people to avoid cross-contamination,” Mark said.
This includes signs and placards placed throughout common areas – such as waiting rooms and cafeterias – to ensure people are at least six feet apart.
This includes Health First’s four hospitals, Medical Group offices, Family Pharmacy locations, and more.
Mark said teams continue to analyze how to best safeguard everyone who comes through Health First.
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