I had a couple of stops to make today. One of them was mailing a package at a post office.
When I entered the post office three windows were open. Two of them had customers; the clerk at the unoccupied one motioned me down to hers. As she went through her spiel I kept thinking something was different. The whole area around her work station looked brighter and more open. Then I realized that this window did not have a plexiglass shield in front of it. something I haven't seen for almost two years.
St. Louis County's mask mandate expired in late February, and the City of St. Louis followed suit in early March. Was this no-plastic barrier workstation another sign of things loosening up? The clerk and I did not discuss the change, but I wondered if she had an opinion about the matter. The National Institutes of Health recommends the use of shields, but some think having a barrier makes things worse.
As things continue to open up I wonder if plexiglass-free workplaces are the wave of the future, or if there will be choices.
Five years ago: Aves Aperture