7 Ways SignUp Supports Safe Reopening: Occupancy Management, Social Distancing & Contact Tracing Simplified

As states begin to reopen and businesses, houses of worship, campuses, and community centers find ways to get back to "business as usual", safety is the #1 priority. With many precautions to take, SignUp is here to help support safer occupancy with social distancing and contact tracing  reporting to ease this transition. (Start planning now! ) From offices to orchards, pools to pews, and boutiques to bike shops – here are seven fantastic ways to use SignUp as the perfect assistant to navigating our newly open waters.

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"When the opportunity to reopen our facility became viable, we knew we needed a simple way for our patrons to make appointments to swim. SignUp's ease of use for staff and customers made it possible to maintain social distancing and get our patrons back in the water." - Kevin B., Director, Blue Bell Aquatics Center, Brenham, Texas  

Community Parks, Pools, Piers and Club Houses

Nothing beats a dip in the community pool and a picnic at the park when the weather is nice. Like you, other families are thinking the same thing! Instead of starting a war at the playground, use SignUp to ensure you are following state and local gathering limits and guidelines. Municipalities and community groups, like apartment complexes and HOAs, are using SignUp to manage time slots for everyone to enjoy the community areas – for example, you could allow four families of up to five in the neighborhood pool pavilion at one time and set procedures for sanitizing in between.

Religious Services

Houses of worship are finding creative ways to lead prayer services and minister to their congregations. Whether it’s offering vaccinated-only services, live-streaming and parking lot services, or setting a limit on the number of people permitted each service to allow for extra spacing – many are using SignUp to have families and congregants reserve a seat for attending communal worship and private family ceremonies.

School Occupancy Management

As campuses around the world (both K-12 schools, colleges and universities) are figuring out how to safely manage student occupancy, they are finding SignUp's platform to be very helpful in meeting their campus safety goals. SignUps are being used to coordinate shifts for safe dorm and locker move-outs (in order to limit the number of students moving out at the same time), to schedule tours and conferences, and to manage on-campus occupancy for students attending classes, labs, studios and fitness sessions in-person.

Sports Leagues, Teams and Fitness Centers

With gyms and other exercise facilities reopening, and with a more normal team sports season on the horizon, business owners, facility managers, class instructors and coaches are figuring out how to keep athletes and gym lovers safe as they get back into a workout and practice routine. SignUp's platform is being used to manage the number of people allowed in a facility or space at the same time – for football workouts, tennis practice, yoga sessions, crossfit workouts, martial arts classes, general cardio or strength-training workouts, and more.

Social Gatherings 

Family and friends are eager to get together and make up for a year of limited connection. Whether you’re planning a large family reunion, backyard barbecue, neighborhood block party, or a picnic in the park – until everyone in your circle is safely vaccinated, keep social distancing in mind as you plan your gathering. SignUp is here to help – create a SignUp to coordinate time slots in order to manage the total number of attendees at any given time.

Employee Workplace Safety

From 10 team members to 10,000, leaders in offices and manufacturing facilities across the country are seeking new procedures and workstation layouts in support of a safer working environment. SignUp makes it easy to organize workplace safety efforts including scheduling staggered start and lunch times, technology pickup and drop off, signing up for workstations, and managing health screenings and training sessions.

Shopping Appointments

Small to medium-sized shops and farmers markets are figuring out how to safely resume business while keeping a distance and managing capacity in these close quarters. As a shop owner or manager, make it easy for everyone to select an appointment time to shop. This way the space is managed (and safe) as customers access the store.

If you’re not the one in charge, please share these ideas with the people who are – everyone will thank you for making re-entry a little bit easier! 

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