Sneeze Guards are what you would normally see at your favourite local buffet, or the 'ready to eat' chicken wings bar at your local grocer. But since recent events around the world, sneeze guards are becoming the normal for every day businesses like retail store check outs, dental office reception, kiosks, banks, and more.
When you first purchase a sneeze guard with BC Retail Supplies, whether its a hanging sneeze guard or a countertop sneeze guard, you get to peel back that protective film revealing the clear and glossy plexiglass. The feeling is like removing the protector film off a new electronic item, very exciting and satisfying. However, after a few times of touching it, moving it around to find a perfect angle and location for your sneeze guard, you may find your sneeze guard now covered in finger and thumb prints.
So how do you clean Plexiglass?
First, put on a pair of gloves.
As the sneeze guards are used as an additional barrier to physical distancing and used to intercept others' droplets, the sneeze guards must be treated as contaminated surfaces and should be cleaned regularly. Even though your sneeze guards may not have been touched by your customers, staff, or by you, they should still be cleaned daily. But if there is constant contact, then yes, you should be cleaning it way more often each day.
Health Canada has provided us with a list of disinfectants to use on their website, but these solutions are known to damage the plexiglass acrylic. As a result if you use it on your sneeze guards, it will cause them to crack or become cloudy. Definitely not going to be so clear and glossy anymore and you will need to replace it.
So what's the solution?
Use Mild soap and water with a clean microfiber cloth to wash it and dry your sneeze guards.
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