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Here are ways to properly disinfect your face shields

Here are ways to properly disinfect your face shields

Aside for face masks, face shields have also become a necessity among Filipinos amid this pandemic, especially now that it has become mandatory to wear them in public transportation. For this reason, it is important to know how to properly disinfect and clean it before actually wearing it.

In an article published on GMA Network, they featured an episode of Unang Hirit wherein Lyn Ching and Suzi Abrera showed two ways you can disinfect your face shields.

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Read the tips below!

Use alcohol spray and cloth/tissue to disinfect face shields

Since the material of the shield is made of plastic, it is suggested that you put on gloves before washing them. Fingerprints stay on the surface, after all.

Spray alcohol on both the inner part and out part of the shield, and make sure you also disinfect the straps.

Once you soak your shield with alcohol, you can use a clean tissue or cloth to pat the face shield dry before use.

The New York Times

Use warm water and soap to clean face shields

If you have more time and access to other cleaning tools, feel free use warm water and soap. Have two basins ready: one for washing and the other for rinsing.

In the first basin, mix warm water and detergent or anti-bacterial soap and soak the mask for about 3-5 minutes. Lightly scrub it with a sponge.

After washing it with soap, rinse it using warm water. Make sure you’re not using hot water — that can cause your face shield to be damaged or deformed due to its plastic material.

Once you’re done rinsing, lightly pat it with a clean towel or cloth.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) last week released a Memorandum Circular which mandates the use of face shields, aside from wearing face masks, in any mode of public transportation service effective August 15, 2020.


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