In February 2020, the World Health Organization advised the use of "physical barriers to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus, such as glass or plastic windows", which is in line with the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends to "Place a barrier (e.g. sneeze guard) between employees and customers". This rule applies to most businesses from retail, restaurants, hospitality, offices, schools, and universities, and any business where groups of people are interacting. These shields provide a barrier of protection between your staff and customers so that germ exposure is minimized. The Avant Guarde Collection of Sneeze Guards and Safety Shields have been designed to be a complete safety solution for all of your needs. They are made from durable premium materials that are easy to assemble and install, with prices that can work for any size budget.