Challenge: As administrators and parents developed procedures to safely reopen district schools for in-person instruction during the COVID-19 crisis, Lisa Costales, the purchasing manager, received an e-mail from her ACI account manager detailing new safety products being developed. She ordered a supply of the new, washable, cloth face masks and asked for more information about the Personal Protection Privacy Screens. She thought the screens could be a good way to create separation between students. She was right.
Solution: The ACI Shop Manager took samples of the screens to Lisa and other school administrators. They tried the sample screens in their classrooms and made suggestions on modifications to better suit their needs.
After the design changes were implemented, 184 bioshield personal screens in three different sizes (30”x24”, 60”x18”, 30”x24”) were delivered to the school and tried out as limited in-person classes resumed. School administrators agreed that the screens were helping them achieve the safety they desired and placed an order for 660 more screens as they increased in-person classes.
The revised design for the bioshield personal screen became the standard design for this new ACI product.