If you hate wearing masks, there are face shields on the market that can offer protection comparable to, if not better than, a face mask. Rebel Shields was inspired by 8-year-old Summer Soleil and invented by a nurse. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. 

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Once “stay at home” orders hit, Soleil wanted to start a company with her idea to solve a current problem. After Soleil’s father became ill with COVID-19, her entire family needed to quarantine on separate floors. They searched for face shields instead of masks to wear around the house since they would need to be wearing them 24/7. A nurse treating COVID-19 patients designed the Rebel Shield visor with Soliel’s input, in the hopes adoption of face shields would help save more lives. 

According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, “In a simulation study, face shields were shown to reduce immediate viral exposure by 96% when worn by a simulated health care worker within 18 inches of a cough.” Additionally, there is greater protection all around because the shield does not touch the face. The shields are reusable and clean easily with soap and water.

The visor is attached to a steel hinge, so the wearer can flip up the visor when not in use. The graphic is made of perforated film for clear one-way visibility and a padded headband makes the visor comfortable enough to wear all day.

These face shields are available at www.rebelshields.com

*Editor’s Note: According to the CDC, children under age 2, or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance should not use a cloth face covering.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Rebel Shields

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