Partitions for Essential Businesses

While some of us operate out of our garage, at home, or in a warehouse, the essential businesses still in operation are in dire need of protection during these trying times fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. We realize that our metals and plastics can play a critical role in preventing the virus’ spread and provide safety and security.  A few examples are barriers and shields like disposable medical face shields and partitions for separating customers, cashiers and receptionist at grocery store, pharmacies, clinics and hospitals.

What Are The Potential Partition & Barrier Solutions?

If you are braving the regional grocery giants you may have already noticed they are putting up protective barriers at checkout and other services counters to limit the viruses spread.

Commenting on the situation, a Kroger Co. spokesperson noted “there is a national shortage of personal protective equipment like this, and we fully support America’s health care workers having first priority to obtain the equipment they need. We are advocating to government officials at all levels for help securing a priority place in line for all grocery workers — after health care workers — to have access to protective masks and gloves.”

We believe this will be crucial, and at current state rather expensive for smaller mom-and-pop grocery stores, gas stations, or even clinics and hospitals. Looking at the problem with the Online Metals team, we found that these partitions can easily be made with clear acrylic, clear polycarbonate or PETG plastics and a few other materials. With this solution in mind, we have put together a how-to guide, along with a set of materials to help you create a safer work space for yourself and others.

Get Started With Our How-to Guide

At the Online Metals warehouses our team designed and built quick, inexpensive, partitions to help themselves remain safe, and you can easily make one too! Here is our quick how-to for making your own protective partitions:

What you will need: