The NYSED Office of Facilities Planning Guidance On Plexiglas Sneeze Guards in Schools

The NYSED Office of Facilities Planning has released guidance regarding Plexiglas Sneeze Guards in Schools. Plexiglas does not meet NYSED or Code standards for fire resistance. The use of Plexiglas in schools is prohibited. An alternate plastic known as polycarbonate may be used when the manufacturer of the product provides test data showing compliance. Read the memo on the Office of Facilities Planning Website,

Send questions about modifying a school building or installing barriers to the Office of Facilities.
Office of Facilities Planning
Room 1060 Education Building Annex
The New York State Education Department
Telephone: 518-474-3906   Email: