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Are coworking spaces safe?

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Coworking spaces are safe places to work. Many coworking spaces have security cameras installed in common areas and require a valid keycard to enter the space after hours. During regular business hours, Community Staff are typically in the common area to greet members and guests. Private office spaces within coworking spaces have a key so they can be locked as an added measure of precaution. Some coworking spaces are located within buildings that offer the added measure of security of a paid security guard on staff and some locations also offer storage lockers for their members. Most coworking systems have implemented some form of an alarm system to monitor motion sensors and the like.

In light of COVID-19, the question of safety at coworking spaces takes on a new light. Coworking spaces that follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines are deemed safe. With shared desk spaces arranged according to social distancing rules, at least 6 feet apart, and several private offices in the offing, coworking spaces with plenty of room for members to move around are considered safe, along with members and guests wearing face masks and washing their hands frequently. Many spaces have installed hand sanitizing stations in locations within the space and touchless entry for doors to common areas, elevators, and conference rooms.

Coworking spaces, such as Venture X, are sanitizing heavily trafficked hard surfaces several times a day in addition to requiring members to wear face coverings when in community spaces. Wearing face coverings in private offices when working alone is left up to the discretion of the coworking members. Venture X has eliminated frequently touched items like reusable coffee mugs, glassware, and utensils, opting for disposable drinkware and utensils.

Venture X has helped accommodate companies that want their employees to come back to work in person but whose employees still have safety concerns by offering private office spaces for individuals or teams, to keep employees together but not in a crowded space. Venture X also offers dedicated desks for teams that don’t need an office as well as Meeting Rooms at hourly rates for virtual or in-person meetings that require a professional setting. Conference rooms are thoroughly sanitized after each use. Coworking spaces also offer a virtual office plan that provides members with a prestigious professional address, along with mailing and package handling services. Virtual office spaces give you access to conference rooms at discounted member hourly rates, as well. Venture X offers flexible terms for temporary solutions, as a go-between for working from home and going back into the office. With all safety precautions in place, at Venture X, your safety is our priority as we follow the CDC and WHO’s practices by asking members to:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
  • Staying home if feeling sick
  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Wearing a face mask at all times in common areas
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces often

If you have any questions about the safety measures taken at Venture X, please contact the Community Manager at your location.

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