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How Signs Can Save Your Business During COVID-19

Well-designed signs have a special place in our hearts because of the impact they have on our daily lives.  A well-placed sign can help you navigate a new town or large building, can help your clients understand your business hours and policies, or can give simple directions. Some signs serve simply to uplift and provide a quick burst of positivity during an otherwise challenging time.

In light of COVID-19, it is likely that your business needs to redirect your clients in a number of ways. From directions to a newly utilized entrance to signs indicating changes of hours or services to signs indicating newly adopted health standards, Starfish Signs is here to create the environmental print that will get your business and your clients through the coronavirus scare.

Directional Signs

Directional, or wayfinding signs, help people find their way to or within your business. This can be particularly important for grocery stores, who may be rerouting their clients in order to perform counts of how many people they have in the building at a given time. Similarly, hospitals and medical offices may utilize temporary signage to direct patients to a triage area or through a parking garage.

There are a variety of directional signs available to those in need. For those looking to institute permanent changes, an aluminum sign, or mounted acrylic sign may be for you. On the other hand, if you are looking to advertise changes that you hope to reverse after the containment of coronavirus, you might consider an A-frame sign, or even floor decals, which are durable for up to one hundred and eighty days, but easily removable.

Although floor decals are often used as a marketing tool, COVID-19 brings a new norm with it: social distancing. As your business struggles to give clear directions to clients about how far away to stand from one another, or from your staff, consider floor decals. A well-designed floor detail can indicate everything you need to without the need to rearrange the interior of your business.

Clarifying Signs

As much of the nation self isolates, businesses are being asked to change their policies and hours. While it is critical that your business complies with local authorities in order to prevent the spread of the virus, it is important that you keep your customers informed about what they can expect. This added convenience will help your clients stay loyal to your business during an otherwise trying time for them.

Clarifying signs can help advertise your business’ changes to your clients. We have a wide variety of templates that you can choose from, to save you the headache of designing a temporary sign. We can also utilize window clings or other lower-cost alternatives to traditional signs.

The same can be said for signs that advertise changes in your business’ policy. You might be in the position of considering lessening the number of clients you can take at a time, or reducing some services temporarily in favor of essential services. Perhaps you are a restaurant, trying to continue operations by making the shift from dine-in to take out services. If you find yourself in such a predicament, don’t panic! Reach out to us for assistance crafting an affordable sign that retains your company’s branding, in order to continue fostering confidence in your business during this time.

Personal Hygiene Signs

Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Cover your mouth with your elbow if you must cough or sneeze. At this point, we’ve heard the warnings for containing the spread of coronavirus. There are vital preventive measures that we all must take in order to flatten the curve.

We can provide you with hygiene signs reminding staff and clients of the importance of washing their hands thoroughly. Equally, as your staff works to manage the spread of germs within your facility, we can create signs that will indicate temporarily closed areas of your business to passersby, allowing your staff to clean without disruption.

Likewise, you may be a hospital looking for signage covering health and safety guidelines. As the Center for Disease Control continues to adapt their standards to the knowledge at hand, it is important that you have the appropriate signs to inform your staff of the proper precautions. With matters such as these, we can print on a quick turnaround basis, in order to ensure you are able to advertise the most up to date information to your team.

Compliance Signs

As your business shifts and adapts to the times, you might be considering the shift to only one exit or one portion of your business. Ensure that as you recreate your business boundaries, you remain in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you are changing the purpose of various rooms or redirecting traffic due to safety, you will need to update your signage to be compliant. Remember, if you are making a change that will last for more than seven days–and at this point, you likely are–you will need to update your signs to reflect this.

Contact Starfish Signs for a Quick, Well-Designed Product

We know that this is a time of uncertainty. Starfish Signs cares about you and we are here to support you in whatever way we can. Whether you need long-term signage or quick, disposable signage to help you weather this crisis, we are here to support you.

Because we do all of our printing in house, we are able to respond to your needs very quickly. Regardless of your budget, we will do our all to find a solution that works for you. Reach out to us with any signage, graphics, or visual communications needs, and we can guarantee that we will provide high value, responsive service.