Here are some considerations for individuals who must wear a face shield instead of a mask:
- Although evidence on face shields is limited, available data suggests that the following face shields may provide better source control than others:
- Face shields that wrap around the sides of the wearer’s face and extend below the chin
- Hooded face shields
- Face shield wearers should wash their hands before and after removing the face shield and avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth when removing it.
- Disposable face shields should only be worn for a single-use and disposed of according to manufacturer instructions.
- Reusable face shields should be cleaned and disinfected after each use according to manufacturer instructions or by following CDC face shield cleaning instructions.
- Plastic face shields for newborns and infants are NOT recommended.