The Dos and Dont’s of Workspace Layouts


Employees may work in a range of cubicle and workstation configurations. At this time, face coverings must be worn in all cubicle settings, unless actively eating and drinking.  Encourage individuals to take breaks outdoors and remove their face coverings for a brief time.  Remember to maintain distance around others.

To reduce the spread of virus, maintain a decreased density in shared work settings, maximize the use of barriers to reduce exposure and maintain physical distance from others.

Photo examples of acceptable cubicles/workspace

Examples of cubicle “Don’ts”

  • Don’t place desk and person closer than 6 feet apart
  • Don’t place persons facing towards each other
  • Don’t have a divider that is too short between desks
  • Don’t have an open desk layout without dividers

Please Note: As you contemplate additional partitions to existing cubicles, keep partition tops at minimum 18 to 24 inches below the ceiling to allow for appropriate air system circulation and compliance with fire code.

Photo examples of cubicle/workspace to avoid

Photo examples of acceptable installed barriers