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Workers are continuing to return to the office, but the coronavirus remains a top priority for many of them.
Bradley Corp. has the results of his Survey about healthy hand washing, which found that office workers are taking many preventive measures to avoid getting sick from COVID-19.
The survey, conducted Aug. 3-10, found that 86 percent of office workers bring masks into the office and 73 percent of them are fully vaccinated. Office workers are also using other PPE to fight COVID, as 66% carry their own hand sanitizer, 39% bring cleaning wipes to work, and 29% make sure they have a disinfectant spray on hand.
Office workers are more concerned about coming into contact with germs and contracting COVID than the general public, 73% to 67%. The survey shows that office workers are also more aware of regular hand washing, as 70% of office workers wash their hands more thoroughly compared to 59% of the general public.
Other highlights from the study include:
- 73% of office workers are concerned about contracting COVID
- 70% have washed their hands more because of new coronavirus strains, such as the Delta variant
- 51% avoid shaking hands
- 42% sit further away during meetings
- 36% use video conferencing instead of meeting in person.
Bradley interviewed 1,035 American adults about their handwashing habits, concerns about the coronavirus and their return to the office. Of that number, 513 people identified as office workers and asked a different set of questions that were more office-related.
Dave Lubach is the editor-in-chief of the facilities market.