The transition from quarantine life into a “new normal” has been undeniably challenging for all of us. The CDC and government leaders have provided guidelines for the transition period we find ourselves in, yet so much is left to personal preference and interpretation. At Roam, we’ve identified a common obstacle that is true both inside our workplaces and beyond– an inability to easily communicate our risk level and willingness to interact with those around us.

We believe that in order to ensure a healthy and comfortable transition back into the workplace, it is critical to first understand one another’s willingness to engage and interact. To help us achieve this, Roam is proud to announce that we have partnered with Safe Hands, the company behind an innovative visual communication system that establishes an easy way to inform others of one’s risk and comfort levels in this COVID era. The system uses colors to communicate the following:

  • Comfortable Interacting (Green)
  • Seeking Space (Blue)
  • Home At-Risk (Orange)

Beginning Monday, June 15, all Roam Workplaces will provide Safe Hands wristbands for the convenience of members and guests. By doing so, we hope to create a more empathetic environment for members and guests to express their level of comfort interacting with others. For more information about Safe Hands, please call the front desk at any Roam location or visit www.safehandscompany.com.

4 Comments

  1. Juanita on June 25, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Roam’s ability to seek new ideas and implement them quickly is appreciated. Looking forward to returning to the space soon.

  2. Alex on June 29, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Quarantine just elevated Roam’s offerings all the more. Brilliant innovation!

  3. Jonathan D Chambers on June 29, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Wow, what a cool and practical idea ROAM team. Curious, how has this gone? What are people saying? Are people willing to wear it?

    • Mary London Goshert on September 3, 2020 at 8:35 am

      Thanks, Jonathan! Yes, people have loved it and are more than willing to wear it. Now they have masks, stickers for your laptops and other things in addition to wristbands. People are finding it very helpful to communicate their comfort level.

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