Draper® Develops Solution for Increased Protection During Pandemic

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(Spiceland, Ind.) – The COVID-19 pandemic has business owners, community leaders, and school
administrators looking for solutions that will help students, teachers, customers, and employees stay safe
while conducting in-person business or instruction.
One solution is a see-through barrier made from clear vinyl or plexiglass. While these barriers are helpful,
they don’t work well when multiple people, such as a teacher and a small group of students, need to
interact.
To tackle situations like this the Draper design engineering team have created the Clarity Shield, a series of
see-through social distancing barriers. Although initially developed with schools in mind, it can be used in
any public place where people gather, including huddle rooms, office spaces, businesses, and health care
facilities.
The Clarity Shield™ is a cleanable, clear vinyl barrier designed to help prevent cross contamination between
individuals in a confined place. A configurable hinge design allows for a multitude of applications. The
Clarity Shield provides a safer, sturdier alternative to homemade or improvised setups while remaining
lightweight and portable. Configurations allowing up to four people to be separated are available. Optional
feet allow space to pass paperwork and other items below the clear barriers.
In addition to the four tabletop models a mobile standup unit is available.
“Unprecedented times call for some out-of-the-box thinking on how to keep each other safe,” said Draper
president Chris Broome. “When used in conjunction with other accepted protocols for preventing the
spread of airborne illness, such as wearing face masks, washing hands, and social distancing, our hope is
that this solution can give people an increased level of confidence in more confined areas where they need
to see and communicate with one another.”
To find out more about the Clarity Shield series of see-through social distancing barriers, visit
clarityshield.draperinc.com or contact your Draper representative.