At no time should the front of the face shield be touched
1) Take off other PPE first and wash hands before taking off the shield
2) Tilt your head forward slightly, grab the strap at the temple and pull forward and over your head
3) Dispose of the face shield safely if it isn’t reusable or place the used face shield into a bag or container to be transferred/collected to an area where cleaning or mass disinfection will occur
4) Wash hands again
To Wash the face shield:
1) Submerge the protective panel in warm, soapy water first to get any surface contaminants off and then gently clean the surface with a soft sponge or cloth. After that, rinse and gently dry your face shield with a soft towel (cotton or microfiber). You can clean the headpiece separately. It’s possible to clean a face shield with antibacterial wipes, but be careful because they can leave a residue. You can also sanitize your face shield with 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes. If you’re tempted to use a window or household cleaner on your face shield, don’t. Harsh cleaners could potentially damage it!
Re-using single-use face shields is not recommended and they should be discarded immediately after use. Re-using should only be considered in the context of a critical supply issue.
If available, the manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFU) should be followed