Q: What protection does the Personal Protection Shield offer?
A: The CDC informs us that, “COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Studies and evidence on infection control report that these droplets usually travel around "6 feet." The Personal Protection Shield presents a physical barrier to the spread of respiratory droplets from coughs, sneezes, or talking which helps to eliminate this risk.
Q: From what material is the Personal Protection Shield made?
A: Acrylic (polymethyl methacrylate), also known as, acrylic glass, or Plexiglass (a trade name), is a transparent plastic material with great strength and sturdiness.
Q: Is it safe from germs?
A: Coronaviruses can live on metal, plastic, and glass surfaces for four to five days, and could persist for up to nine days depending on temperature and humidity. Disinfect with alcohol. (See disinfect below.)
Q: How do I clean it?
A: It is best to avoid paper towels and use a microfiber cloth to avoid damaging your acrylic unit. Cleaning with soapy water is fine. After wetting the cloth, clean by lightly blotting the surface. Applying too much pressure as you wipe or rubbing the acrylic vigorously may accidentally scratch the surface.
Alternatively, clean with an alcohol based disinfectant wipes (70% or higher) wipe or solution.
The individual packages, or bottle dispensers for these wipes are fine. Be careful not to use products
such as commercial brand “glass cleaning” sprays. Glass cleaning sprays, such as Windex, and other such products contain ammonia that will cause hazing or fine scratching and eventual yellowing of the product.
Q: How do I disinfect it?
A: Disinfect with an alcohol based disinfectant wipe (70% or higher) wipe or solution. The individual packages, or bottle dispensers for these wipes are fine.
Q: Is Acrylic safe? Is it shatterproof?
A: Yes. It is a non-shatter material. The thickness of acrylic used in our products is several times more impact resistant than double strength window glass and 4 to 5 times more impact resistant than wire glass.
Q: Does it yellow over time?
A: No. Acrylic will maintain its clarity over time. Proper care is important. Be careful not to use products such as commercial brand “glass cleaning” sprays. Glass cleaning sprays, like Windex, and other such products often contain ammonia that will cause hazing or fine scratching and eventual yellowing of the product. Acrylic was used in the aircraft canopy design of many planes before World War II and is still used today. Those WWII airplanes that survive still have non-yellow acrylic canopies.
Q: Where is the Personal Protection Piece Made?
A: It is fabricated in the USA.