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Help! Need PARTIAL face shield
Old 08-02-2020, 12:52 PM
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Hello, everyone. Due to respiratory reasons, I can't wear a face mask. I talked to our DO. Their suggestion was to wear a PARTIAL face shield. Covers nose to right below chin. (Not forehead to below chin) I searched Amazon. No luck. Anyone know where to find these? My DO didn't have any. School starts tomorrow. TIA!

Edit: someone told me there are face shields that somehow hold from the chin up. That might work. I don’t want headaches either. Anyone know where I can find them?



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Maybe cut up a regular shield?
Old 08-02-2020, 01:00 PM
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I don't know of any shields that have what you're describing, but since school starts tomorrow, I'm wondering if you could get a full face shield and cut out the part you don't want with an X-acto knife...
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:02 PM
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Have you checked home improvement stores like Lowes or Home Depot?
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:03 PM
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I found this in Etsy. Would it work?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/8419201...elated-1&frs=1
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:22 PM
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Someone posted a while back about this company:

https://zshields.zverse.com/collecti...34054951960635

Full face shield but in reverse.


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Old 08-02-2020, 02:06 PM
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I think this is the one my friend was talking about. Thank you.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:10 PM
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The only issue I have with a face shield that is attached at the bottom and rests on your shoulders is it doesn't move with your head....so when you move your head the shield stays put and doesn't protect you...
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:47 PM
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Even people with respiratory conditions like COPD, asthma, and lung disease, can safely wear a mask. There is no reason for you to refuse to wear one. A "partial face shield" will not protect you or others. Please do your part to stop this disease from spreading.

https://www.health.com/condition/inf...ng-a-face-mask

"Jim Keany, MD, emergency physician, patient safety physician champion, and former chief of staff at Mission Hospital in Orange County, California agrees that there are no medical conditions that would preclude someone from wearing a simple surgical or cloth face mask, because both masks have "no effect on respiratory mechanics." According to Dr. Keany, however, if you are having trouble breathing while wearing a cloth or surgical mask, you may not be wearing it correctly. "If you feel like you're sucking air through the mask, you are wearing the mask too tight," says Dr. Keany. "Simply look for a mask that has some stiffness to it, so that you don't suck it into your mouth [while breathing]."
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:22 PM
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Every single thing I have read says that just a face shield does absolutely nothing to protect you or anybody else.

I’m not sure what a DO is? Are you referring to an osteopath?
I would maybe speak with a doctor who specializes in what ever respiratory condition you have that the DO thinks excludes you from wearing a mask... maybe they can suggest the best type of mask.
What do you do when you run errands?


In my district... Masks are required in all grades and from all teachers except when eating. There is also a mask mandate in our county right now too. The school district actually had the requirement added to our code of conduct.
If a child refuses to wear a mask we were told from the district lawyer to deny them entry to the building and enroll them in our online school option.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:39 PM
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At my previous school, the teachers are required to wear a mask and a face shield. The face shield adds a layer of protection but isnít enough without the mask.
I do think you need to keep trying masks to find one that works.
Will your school allow you to teach without one?


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Old 08-02-2020, 06:29 PM
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Your pulmonologist or respiratory therapist will be able to recommend an appropriate mask that works for you. That's not really in a DO's repetoire. If I had a severe respiratory problem and absolutely had to work, I'd be wearing a double mask and a face shield. You are very vulnerable to severe consequences if you get covid-19.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:55 PM
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If youíre being required to wear one they should provide it.

And they should provide accommodations for those who need them.

Also face shields are not as effective as masks.
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