A sneeze guard or sneezeguard is an acrylic or glass screen designed to protect food or people from the exposure to respiratory droplets, which are dispensed when coughing, sneezing or even talking. Sneeze guards have been in use in restaurants for decades. With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, sneeze guards have been installed in public places like offices, schools and supermarkets to reduce the risk of infection through respiratory droplets.
In February 2020, the World Health Organization advised the use of “physical barriers to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus, such as glass or plastic windows”, which is in line with the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends to “Place a barrier (e.g. sneeze guard) between employees and customers”.
ePrintAll has been working on a prototype for a new shield which would be easier and faster to install. Sneeze guard dividers are just like the ones you have seen at the grocery store. You can use these in your home if you have visitors, or in the office if your employer has requested that you come back to work.