Saving Face [Literally]
Firstly, let’s just say that this year has been a rollercoaster. Here we are, mid-July, and we still have very little certainty regarding what our future might look like. What we do know is that a) the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing, b) the virus spreads easily between people, and c) we will need to continue to improve how we interact to minimize the spread of infection (CDC, 2020).
Let’s turn our attention specifically to those working with the public. We are thinking about cosmetologists, grocery store clerks, servers, security guards – the people that interact with the public on the regular. Some great measures such as plexiglass barriers, mouth covering enforcement, and hand sanitizer help reduce the risk of person to person spread.
What about when a physical barrier isn’t conducive to your work? This is where the FaceGuard comes in. How it helps:
- It protects your eyes – an overlooked <insert eye emoji> route for infection to enter the body.
- The shield is curved to provide protection to the peripheral areas of the face which is considered beneficial (Roberge, 2016).
- When worn with your favorite face mask, your face is fully guarded (zing!) against aerosol emissions.
- It prevents face touching. Humans love to touch their own face (it’s in our genes). Touching your face is a hard no right now and this shield makes it impossible.
- It’s reusable. We know, it’s a bit of an investment – it is made of high-quality polyurethane so you can wear it over and over again (definitely wash it on the daily). As stated previously, this is our world for the foreseeable future. This shield will be a part of your new normal.
- It’s comfortable AND it looks great. While keeping your health a priority, you can look and feel good.
CDC (2020, June 16). How COVID spreads. CDC. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html
Roberge R. J. (2016). Face shields for infection control: A review. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 13(4), 235–242. https://doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2015.1095302