In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CARVART has created glassSCREENS>Shield, a collection of tempered glass protective screens that can be ordered and installed on the frontlines within a week. These versatile non-porous shields prevent microbes from entering the surface and can withstand the harsh industrial-level cleaning products that are now a requirement. They are in demand at public-facing businesses across North America that include pharmacies, healthcare facilities, grocery stores, banks, shippers, government institutions, and many others to protect both the essential employees and their customers.
“The creation of glassSCREENS>Shield was the result of a phone call with a pharmacist friend,” states CARVART CEO Edward Geyman. “They needed better protection and urgently requested a more effective screen. The CARVART team immediately jumped into action, and within a week, we were delivering the first screens. We’re honored to be able to use our expertise to do our part to help our community and brave network of essential workers.”
CARVART utilized their 20-plus years of experience to react quickly to the growing need to limit exposure while essential personnel completed transactions. Their strength in design, engineering and fabrication allowed their team to be agile and develop customizable products, meeting functional needs while preserving CARVART’s focus on design and aesthetics. Geyman continues, “For CARVART, health and safety are a top priority both for our own teams and our clients. Our facilities are following guidelines to produce products to meet this demand with accelerated delivery and installation support.”
The glassSCREENS>Shield line includes three styles and multiple sizes of a freestanding Countertop unit, a single Full-Height unit and a foldable Full Height Double screen with various features such as Add-On Units, Transaction Windows, Protection Screens with Shutters, No Draft Speak Through Windows and Casters. As in all of the CARVART portfolio of One Common Thread solutions, these options are all customizable to meet specific onsite criteria.
The glassSCREENS>Shields are produced in Brooklyn, N.Y., and out for national delivery within a week of ordering. While created specifically to combat the spread of COVID-19, the glass screens can be a permanent solution as businesses continue to adjust their employee safety measures.
The CARVART team is continuing to find ways to use their expertise in architectural glass, metal, stone, wood, and hardware systems to develop new products to prevent the spread of COVID-19.