A Sneeze Guard Helps Customers, Patients and Employees From Spreading the Coronavirus

A sneeze guard is used for creating a barrier between two people to reduce the possible transmission of the Coronavirus, bacteria, and other airborne pathogens. Many respiratory diseases are caused when an infected person coughs, sneezes laughs, or comes within close personal contact with another. Microbes are small enough to remain suspended in the air on dust particles and water droplets and breathed in by another.

As businesses start to reopen around the country, the next challenge for many executives and managers is how to keep their employees and customers from coming in contact with an asymptomatic carrier of the virus. Guarding against further transmission is critical to avoiding a return of this terrible disease. One effective and cost-effective way is to install sneeze guards at the locations where the interaction between people must break the 6 feet social distancing rule. In many cases, this is unavoidable for the day-to-day operation of your business.

A sneeze guard can sit on desks, sales counter, reception area, or work station or be suspended from the ceiling to create this barrier. If documents, money, or credit cards must be interchanged, a pass-through opening is necessary.

Sneeze guards are typically made of clear acrylic which is commonly called Plexiglass. This material has the appearance of glass but is very lightweight and can be cut and formed into many different sizes to fit the space needed to be effective. Many different types of business can use a sneeze guard including:

  • Grocery Stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Hardware Stores
  • Doctor Offices
  • Veterinarians
  • Dentists
  • Libraries
  • Office Reception Areas
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Gift Shops
  • Many others

DisplayMax has developed a line of portable sneeze guards for businesses who want to create trust and peace of mind with their employees as they work, customers as they shop, and patients as they come in for appointments. We offer two standard options to choose and also can create customized sizes to fit your space. Learn more about them here:

Both are available to ship from our Howell, Michigan warehouse. If you need help, we can also professionally install these in your store locations.

Sneeze guards are an important element of our Retail Renewal Services program. We have identified key areas of your business where our products and services can assist you in overcoming the Coronavirus shutdown.

The Coronavirus will continue to have a major impact on our daily lives and the basic operation of your business. There are positive signs that we may be past the worst of it but we’re still facing uncharted territory before reaching any sense of the “new normal.”

When will we reach that point? No one really knows.

One thing you can do in the meantime is to focus on maintaining trust with those who contact your business. A quick and affordable way to do this is to install sneeze guards at critical points in your business.