Why Businesses are Adding Sneeze Guard Protection
March 27, 2020
As the U.S. and the world over, continue to make changes to how we operate our everyday lives, our grocers, convenience stores, and gas stations along with many other retail establishments are taking steps to keep their employees and customers safe. As new and innovative social distancing techniques come into play, we are seeing a wave of plexiglass shields and sneeze guard protection being installed across the country.
Why are businesses installing sneeze guards and plexiglass shields?
As we continue to learn more about Covid-19 and how it is spread, the CDC along with our local, state, and federal governments have issued national and statewide warnings and best practices to help see us through this worldwide pandemic.
For those who have visited the CDC website, you will see this warning: COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.
The CDC goes on to explain how Covid-19 is thought to spread.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
- Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
With these warnings in mind, and with social distancing guidelines in place, our life-sustaining retail market has taken it upon themselves to provide added barriers to help slow the spread of Covid-19.
As the Covid-19 pandemic worsens, Wegmans Food Markets and Tops Friendly Markets want to add more layers of protection between workers and customers. These companies along with others such as Kroger’s, Publix, Safeway, and Albertsons are installing plexiglass shields and sneeze guard protections.
Please see our Plexiglass Shields and Sneeze Guard Service Page, for more information on available models, mounting options, and sizes.
What are Sneeze Guards?
Sneeze guards are at a basic level, plexiglass or acrylic barriers that before the spread of Covid-19 were generally used to protect food bars from contamination caused by customers sneezing or coughing in the direction of the food.
Now, organizations are installing vertical sneeze guards at cash registers, pharmacy, and customer service counters between their customers and employees. These sneeze guards are not a new concept but are being transformed into an added barrier between people.
Added Sneeze Guard Protection for Everyone
Here at Action Services Group, our goal is to offer our clients the assistance they need to protect themselves as well as their customers. Due to our list of over 2,700 resource partners along with our project managers, we are safely and swiftly installing these potentially life-saving shields for organizations on a national level. Our dedicated resource partners in every state across the U.S. are ready and willing to help do their part to keep everyone safe.
For more information and to add your organization to our list of plexiglass shield installs, please call Action Services Group at 800-22-0982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.