Glass Sneeze Guards


At Sawyer Glass, we design and install fully customized, high-quality glass sneeze guards for desks, countertops, cubicles, and more.

Sneeze Guards Create a Cleaner, Safer Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic opened our eyes to the prevalent threat of airborne illnesses and the need to protect vulnerable populations while still being able to keep businesses booming.

Commercial sneeze guards are an excellent low-cost solution to protect employees and customers from the spread of illnesses and germs. With the help of our customized sneeze guards and other glass partitions, you can create a cleaner, safer environment within your business.

FAQs About Glass Sneeze Guards

What is the purpose of sneeze guards?

Sneeze guards provide a physical barrier between two or more people to decrease the spread of airborne germs, including viruses and bacteria. They are clear so you can interact visually and auditorily, but some hearing quality diminishes. Countertop sneeze guards can also be designed to pass papers, cards, and documents through the bottom of the guard. 

Sneeze guards are an added protection against illnesses such as the flu, COVID-19, RSV, and other respiratory illnesses passed easily through sneezing, coughing, and breathing. They work both ways and decrease the chances of illness for employees and customers.

How high should a countertop sneeze guard be?

Generally, a sneeze guard should reach the height of the mouth and nose of a person who is six feet tall. Depending on whether the sneeze guard is for a desk or countertop, installments should be anywhere from 12 inches to 48 inches high. For food to be better protected, sneeze guards should also be installed at least 14 inches above the food counter and seven inches beyond the food.

Are glass or plexiglass sneeze guards better?

Both tempered glass and plexiglass sneeze guards are great options for effectively blocking the spread of bacteria. They are comparable in pricing and appearance. Plexiglass is more impact resistant and requires less maintenance. Glass is more durable, shatter-resistant, and scratch-resistant, making it an excellent option for high-traffic areas.

Are sneeze guards required at my business?

Sneeze guards are generally not required in businesses other than the food industry, but it is best to check with your local or state laws. Sneeze guard requirements differ by location and venue. Government-mandated requirements aside, sneeze guards create a safe barrier in high-traffic areas when social distancing is not possible. These glass partitions are highly recommended by the CDC, healthcare officials, and private businesses to decrease the spread of illness and keep everyone safer and healthier.

Get in Touch

Sawyer Glass is dedicated to professionalism, prompt service, and customer satisfaction and look forward to answering your questions on sneeze guards. If you would like more information or a free quote, contact us today.


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