Planning Signage Solutions for Reopened Facilities in the New Normal

The health and safety of people who visit and work in your facility is a primary concern. For a safe reopening, social distancing signage is a must. Well-placed signage reminds employees and site visitors of new regulations and promotes safety standards.

While plenty of facilities have chosen to go with hastily assembled black and white copies, if you value your brand, we recommend investing in printed signage that includes your logo. Including your brand on signage sends a signal. It communicates you are serious about the health of people who enter your facility. It tells people you take the current situation seriously and have a plan in place to protect people.

Areas to consider are:

  • Lobbies and reception areas
  • Offices and work spaces
  • Restrooms
  • Public spaces, elevators, and stairwells
  • Kitchens and breakrooms
  • Conference and meeting rooms
  • Dining areas

Along with signage, you may want to consider where you need to provide hygiene stations, holding either hand sanitizer or wipes.

 Lobbies and Reception Areas

Look for ways to ensure a six-foot separation between clients and employees:

  • Floor graphics as social distance reminders
  • For non-fixed seating, remove furniture to maintain social distancing
  • For fixed seating, tape off seats to block options

Offices and Work Spaces

These areas may require signage combinations for the following purposes:

  • Social distancing floor graphics
  • Maximum occupancy posters
  • Anything specific to the location related to traffic patterns

If clients and employees must interact in these spaces and cannot maintain a 6-foot

separation, you may also need to add clear shields to separate people in these areas.


  • Signage outside to state maximum occupancy standards
  • Signs inside restroom stalls and on mirrors to serve as social distancing and hand-washing standards
  • Tape off stalls and sinks for separation
  • If you expect lines to form, tape on the floor outside

Public spaces, Elevators, and Stairwells

  • Signage that provides information specific to the premises, such as paths of travel
  • Floor graphics as social distance reminders leading to elevators
  • Elevator signage with maximum occupancy standards
  • Floor graphics within elevators indicating where to stand and how
  • Signage at stairwell doors, advising people to stay to their right when passing.

Kitchens and Breakrooms

  • Place signage outside the room to remind people of occupancy standards
  • Place signage inside the room, informing people about self-sanitizing requirements, such as wiping surfaces on counters, tables, or handles

 Conference and Meeting Rooms

  • Position signage outside these spaces to remind people of occupancy standards
  • Remove seating and use floor graphics to show permitted social distancing chair positions
  • Consider adding self-sanitizing solutions, such as disinfecting wipes, to clean public surfaces

Dining Areas

To comply with social distancing, dining facilities are reducing the number of chairs and increasing space between tables.

  • Signage and floor markers serve as reminders to maintain a 6-foot distance
  • Other signage noting capacity limits or new rules, such as not accepting cash, may be required as well

Priority Press has the solutions you need to prepare your facility for returning staff and visitors. We can print customized signage you have designed, or provide free standardized graphics solutions based on CDC guidelines.

For more information, talk to your Priority Press Account Executive or contact us now.

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