The COVID 19 pandemics has been the latest virus infestation to threaten humanity. What’s especially something to be concerned about is the fact that the Coronavirus spreads through saliva, mucus, and air droplets from the infected person. Hence this disease is something that easily and quickly spreads among the masses.

Various other bacteria and viruses also spread similarly. So, while we work or while we eat at a restaurant or perhaps while we are at the bank, what kind of precaution is taken to protect against these orally transmitted viruses? It is in such situations sneeze guards, come in handy.

What is a sneeze guard?

A sneeze guard is a barrier made of plastic or glass that is intended to prevent the spread of germs (especially from sneezing and coughing) from one person to another who is sitting opposite to each other or adjacent to each other. It is commonly used in workplaces, especially companies, restaurants, government offices, banks, and pubs.

Why should one maintain sneeze guards?

It is very essential to maintain sneeze guards. This is because sneeze guards come in contact with public places and thus can get in contact with contaminated surfaces.  It is important to sanitize sneeze guards to prevent the breeding of germs.

Tips to maintain sneeze guard:

Below are the crucial tips to maintain sneeze guards, these include:

  1. Sanitizing screen guards frequently

The most important phase of maintaining a screen guard is its regular and frequent sanitization. Just like servers at restaurants or the bar-keep frequently clean the table or bar top, similarly it is important that the sneeze guards also be kept sanitized (to prevent the breeding of germs and kill any existing ones) thus making it safe to use for the next person.

2.     Check for loose screws and brackets

It is important to check for loose screws and brackets. If the screws or bolts are loose, it is important to tighten them. This helps prevent the risk of the screen guarding collapsing over an unsuspecting person who is using it.

3.      Check for rusty screws or metal rails

Also check for the rust on the screws and metal rails of the screen guard. This is because the rust can pose a threat to people using the screen guard. For an instance they accidentally can get scratched by it or the rust can enter their body.  In addition to it, rust also causes damage to the screen guard.

4.     Check for glass cracks or scratches

Double check the screen guard for any cracks or scratches. The cracks defeat the entire purpose of the screen guard in protecting the individual wearing screen guard. Scratches affect vision and aesthetic as well. So, replacement of the glass should be done.

5.     Ensure that the screen guard is at the proper protective tilt

It is important to adjust the screen guard to the proper tilt so that whoever or is within the screen guard can be protected more efficiently.