Plexiglass barriers are one of the safety measures that restaurants, schools, offices, and other public facilities can put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, along with proper handwashing, face masks, face shields, and proper social distancing. As a COVID guard, they not only act as a barrier to minimize the dispersion of disease-carrying droplets, but they also help maintain a safe and sound distance between people in schools, offices, restaurants, and other busy spaces.

ClearGuard Protective Plexiglass Barrier in action.

In line with our mission of keeping our customers safe, our team at Lumaware developed the ClearGuard Protective Barriers that are made up of high quality extruded acrylic/plexiglass and can be used on retail tables, desktops, and any area where it’s impossible to maintain a 6-foot distance. 

Because of their important role in keeping public spaces safe, school administrators, managers, and facility operators need to put careful thought into how plexiglass barriers should be cleaned and maintained. If you are looking to clean your ClearGuard plexiglass barriers safely, we’re here to help. 

Here are the steps you need to keep in mind and the best practices you need to consider for cleaning and disinfecting plexiglass barriers.

Cleaning Plexiglass COVID Barriers with Two Steps

Step #1 – Developing a Cleaning Plan

The first step to cleaning plexiglass COVID barriers is developing a cleaning plan. Determine how many plexiglass COVID guards are there to be cleaned. Then, prioritize the barriers that were in contact with the most people. Line up the plexiglass guards and consider the equipment and resources that are needed, like cleaners, disinfectants, and wiping materials.

Step #2 – Implementing the Plan

Before disinfecting the plexiglass guards, make sure to clean the visible dirty surfaces on them. After that, use the appropriate cleaning or disinfecting products made for plastic surfaces and use an EPA-approved disinfectant. Lastly, take a look at the disinfectant’s label for safely using it to clean the plexiglass guards.

These two steps will help people to clean their plexiglass COVID barriers regularly. But here are some practices that will come in handy when developing and implementing the cleaning plan.

Best Practices for Cleaning and Disinfecting plexiglass Barriers

Cleaning plexiglass COVID Guards

  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning plexiglass sneeze guards. After cleaning and disinfecting the barriers, dump the gloves and exercise proper handwashing methods.
  • Before using any disinfectant or a cleaning product, thoroughly clean the plexiglass COVID guards with water and soap.
  • Make sure to clean the barriers before and after anyone uses them.

Disinfecting Plexiglass COVID Barriers

  • Use a disinfectant on the EPA List N and follow the instructions on its label to ensure effective use of the product.
  • Keep the surface of plexiglass barriers wet for a period of time to ensure the efficient killing of germs.
  • Don’t forget to wear gloves, masks, and goggles when disinfecting the barriers.
  • When disinfecting plexiglass COVID barriers, make sure that there’s proper ventilation.

These best practices will help you clean and disinfect the plexiglass COVID guards safely and efficiently. Use these practices when you are developing and implementing a cleaning plan. 

Things To Keep In Mind When Cleaning and Disinfecting Plexiglass Sneeze Guards

  • Use disposable gloves, gowns, and google when cleaning and disinfecting plexiglass barriers.
  • Wash hands with soap and water regularly.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth, etc., with unwashed hands.
  • If soap and water aren’t readily available, carry a hand sanitizer and use it frequently.

Safely cleaning and disinfecting plexiglass COVID barriers is a simple and straightforward job. However, one needs to follow all the precautions and best practices when cleaning the plexiglass sneeze guards to avoid safety risks. 

If you want to learn more about plexiglass barriers and how they can be used in the fight against COVID-19, visit our ClearGuard Protective Barriers page.

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