The COVID-19 pandemic has forced lots of buildings to redesign their layout to limit physical contact and reduce the spread of the virus. This was especially true for hospitals that had to prepare for the massive arrival of COVID-infected patients. In order to limit contaminations, hospitals reorganized their buildings into COVID and non-COVID zones. Entire units, floors, hallways and elevators have been dedicated to COVID patients.
The CNDG, a Belgian hospital, has restructured all of its buildings in just a few days and launched a new COVID-19 map at the same time: “With Mapwize, the hospital floor plans have been easily modified to highlight the new layout and routes set up for COVID-19. We were able to quickly make critical information available to our staff, patients and external partners, on multiple supports: directly on the Mapwize app, on screen displays and on paper.” said David RENAUT, Infrastructure and Procurement Director. Discover their temporary COVID-19 map here.
In the coming months, facing the COVID-19 challenges, other buildings have their role to play to safely welcome their regular public. Corporate offices, shopping malls, universities will need to adapt their buildings and implement strategies in relation to new gathering size restrictions. Mapwize Indoor Mapping and temporary building floor plans can help make these tasks easier.