As coronavirus spreads, people are getting more cautious and creative with their social interactions.
The Missouri Job Center’s main office in Springfield is expected to reopen Thursday to help people find training and employment after a record number of layoffs due to the coronavirus.
Through the month of June, the job center will operate with limited hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, to allow time to sanitize and clean each day, according to a news release.
“Since we are the first Job Center in the state to open back up to the public several adjustments and safety measures have been implemented in our daily operations to protect both Job Center visitors and staff,” said Sally Payne, the city’s interim director of workforce development.
Those changes will include floor guides to allow for social distancing, as well as hand sanitizer stations, plastic covers on keyboards and plexiglass barriers in high-traffic areas.
Occupancy at the job center will be limited to 40 customers at a time, and people will be asked to wait in their cars after they check in if the office exceeds that amount.
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