Coronavirus Risks: Open Office Layouts Have Many Workers Worried
A new study by PR company Bospar shows that when it comes to the coronavirus, many Americans are worried that where they work and how they work may be their biggest risks in contracting COVID-19. Especially if they work in an open office environment.
An article on the study, written by Chris Matyszczyk, of Technically Incorrect, and originally published on ZDNet.com reports that Bospar surveyed 1,014 Americans about whether they were worried and what specifically worried them.
According to Bospar’s study:
62.6% confessed they were worried about, while 55.3% feared they’d get it this year, and 42.9% are concerned they’ll get it in the next few weeks.
Fewer Americans (35.4%) fear they will die from it than that it will kill someone they love (45.8%).
Slightly more than half of these respondents believe open offices will exacerbate the spread of the virus. However, only 41% actually think their open offices are a hotbed of infection.
Here’s the link to the complete ZDNet article: Open Offices Have Americans Worried.