Sumary of COVID-19: Plastic dividers widely ineffective or even counterproductive, Ontario expert says:
- At first, some businesses used shower curtains or a makeshift plastic tarp to divide customers from staff members.
- Twenty months after the pandemic began, it is practically impossible to go into a restaurant, retail store, medical office, or other business without seeing protective plastic shields separating people.
- Jüni told Global News in an interview Thursday that the use of barriers in public spaces may be hurting the effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Story continues below “Where you see (them) in schools or restaurants, the plexiglass can impede ventilation and give people a wrong sense of security,” Jüni said.
- : RCMP Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns hours after nomination Neither Siegel or Jüni oppose the use of barriers in direct, face-face customer-service environments.
- The Canadian Federation of Independent Business told Global News that there should be more clarity on the barrier issue.