COVID-19 has had a major impact in our day-to-day lives. It has brought about change in almost every aspect of how we live. Going to the grocery store, a restaurant, shopping, to visit family… all of these things and more have been impacted by the pandemic. Fortunately, it has made us take a step back and look at the way we were living our lives. Giving us an opportunity to make things safer for the general public. Everyone wants to be able to do the things they love, and a way we can get back to doing those things is with new regulations and restrictions. Businesses have had to change the way they operate, and adding new personal protective equipment has been a key factor in getting businesses back up and running. Every industry has started implementing some kind of new PPE item to help open back up. One of these items has been acrylic barriers.
How Acrylic Barriers Help Fight the Spread of Viruses
Acrylic Barriers have been around for quite some time. They have primarily been used in healthcare and food service industries, but now they are being utilized from retail stores to schools. Wherever there is potential for larger foot traffic at one time, Acrylic barriers can help keep everyone safe. They are great at blocking any respiratory droplets from going person-to–person. They also help keep a safe distance between employees and customers at all times.
Retail stores, grocery stores, and convenience stores are some of the most populated businesses. They are able to remain open to the public by implementing Acrylic Barriers at their checkout lines. Schools are re-opening as summer winds down. Protecting teachers and students during this unprecedented time is an extremely important step in re-opening. As some students choose to do schooling from home, many still have to go to the school. So, adding acrylic barriers to the desks has been a way to keep everyone as safe as possible.
COVID-19 has also had a huge impact on the Bar and Restaurant industry. They have had to cut back on the number of customers at a time, change their cleaning regulations, and adjusting the number of employees they can allow to work at one time and much more. But for them to stay open, they have needed to implement new safety tools like mandatory masks, face shields and barriers. Bars have found that adding acrylic barriers to their bar top makes it easier to space out their guests to provide a safer environment. No matter the business or industry, Acrylic Barriers can help prevent and control the virus from spreading.
Common Forms of Acrylic Barriers
Many manufacturers have standardized acrylic barriers that can be easily purchased online. The most common barriers include “knock-down” barriers that stand up by themselves, Hanging barriers that come with hardware to hang from the ceiling and 1-piece barriers that strap to the surface with an adhesive. But not every business has the same sizing need. Fortunately, there are some manufacturers (such as Liberty Display Group) that have the capability to produce custom acrylic barriers. No matter the size of your checkout line, countertop, school desk, bar or table, you can customize an acrylic barrier to fit your exact specifications, keeping your employees safe and your customers coming back.