Shields protect the entire face, including the eyes, and prevent people from touching their faces.

A simple alcohol wipe or rinse with soap and hot water is all it takes for the shields to be contaminant-free again.

By Knvul Sheikh

The debate over whether Americans should wear face masks to control coronavirus transmission has been settled. Governments and businesses now require or at least recommend them in many public settings. But as parts of the country reopen, some doctors want you to consider another layer of personal protective equipment in your daily life: clear plastic face shields.

“I wear a face shield every time I enter a store or other building,” Dr. Eli Peren ..

Perencevich is an infectious disease physician at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System. In an opinion article published last month in JAMA, he and two colleagues argued that simple, clear plastic face shields could help reduce the transmission of infections when added to public health measures like increased testing, contact tracing, social distancing and hand hygiene.

The idea is not just a thought experiment. In Singapore, preschool students and ..