By Matt Richtel Upon arriving at work, employees should get a temperature and symptom check. Inside the office, desks should be 6 feet apart. If that isn’t possible, employers should consider erecting plastic shields around desks. Seating should be barred in common areas. And face coverings should be worn at all times. These are among sweeping new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the safest way for American employers to reopen their offices to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. If followed, the guidelines would lead to a far-reaching remaking of the corporate work experience. They even upend years of advice on commuting, urging people to drive to work by themselves, instead of taking mass transportation or carpooling, to avoid potential exposure to the virus. The recommendations run from technical advice on ventilation systems (more open windows are most desirable) to suggested abolition of communal perks like latte makers and snack … [Read more...] about US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests sweeping changes to offices
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UD/ MH has published case studies on Delhi’s gated communities and the impact of high-rise living on mental health. This autumn, a Delhi case study will be published. New Delhi-based architect and urban designer Kriti Agarwal, who has worked on the case study, examines if and how the capital has used the principles of urban design to ensure mental well-being of its inhabitants. Agarwal, an assistant professor at Jindal School of Art & Architecture, explains that 49% of the city’s total population resides in slum areas, “unauthorised colonies”, and 860 jhuggi-jhopri clusters without civic amenities. She points out that Delhi Metro has aided commuting, but there is a huge shortfall of buses. “First and last mile connectivity remains a major issue; 35% of the city walks, 27% uses buses and 7% uses autos/ cycle-rickshaws,” she says. … [Read more...] about How urban design impacts mental health
Sartorial emergencyBesides, the Kolkata-based couturier’s comment is telling. He looks at masks as essential to health, even though they classify as protective equipment. The masks being made by Namrata Joshipura, for instance, will have a filter for safety, yet will also be ‘designed’ as per her aesthetics. “I’m not competing with anyone making medical-grade masks, neither am I marketing them as anything else than what they are,” says the designer, who is also an avid runner and has often been seen wearing face masks for the past two years or so on her social media. “I’m not trying to monetise a global pandemic; I’m responding to a demand that will arise in the times to come, when people may not want to wear medical-grade masks in social situations.” Soon to be launched on her website, her masks will be priced between ₹2,500 and ₹3,500. … [Read more...] about Why shouldn’t designers sell masks?
Central Placement Cell, Delhi University in collaboration with the Internshala has invited online applications for work from home internships on its official website. UG and PG students are eligible to apply for the internship. … [Read more...] about DU Placement Cell offers 6000 plus work from home internships, check details
"For example if they are a health worker working on a COVID-19 ward or a contact of a known case, it is possible to observe hygiene measures at home such as daily disinfection of commonly touched surfaces, wearing a mask and avoiding close contact," MacIntyre said. Enditem … [Read more...] about Face masks at home could reduce COVID-19 spread among families: study