Requirements for Plastic Materials to be Used for Sneeze Guard Applications Have Changed

NYSED has revised flammability standards for plastic glazing used to construct sneeze guards or separators. In Response to COVID 19, School Districts are anticipating reopening and are beginning to install clear plastic sneeze guards at locations where school operations and activities require staff and students to make face to face contact with each other.

Locations may include, security/reception desks, counters/windows, main office reception counters, server lines, cashier stations, library checkout counters, teacher desks, and student work- stations, etc. NYSED acknowledges the protections achieved by plastic sneeze guards however they must be constructed using approved flame-resistant material.

Please see revised Guidance posted on the Office of Facilities Planning website http://www.p12.nysed.gov/facplan/