GermBlock™ Cough and Sneeze Shields


GermBlock™ shields limit airborne droplets resulting from coughing, sneezing or speaking from reaching a nearby person, therefore helping to mitigate possible COVID-19 infection.

MADE IN THE USA – Please allow 2 weeks for shipment.

Product Description


NOW OFFERING A BACK-TO-SCHOOL DISCOUNT TO ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. Rockford Systems understands that organizations did not budget for the unexpected expenses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of crisis, we are helping to get schools back for the fall semester and keep students, faculty and administrators safe by discounting all GermBlock Cough and Sneeze shields additional 15% discount off our lowest discounted prices for any quantities ordered. Please fill out quote form below or call 1-800-922-7533 for more information.

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Shield IconThe COVID-19 pandemic is causing businesses to take extra precautions for the well-being of employees and customers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that employers should have a COVID-19 health and safety plan to protect employees that includes placing barriers (e.g., sneeze guard) between personnel working in close proximity.

GermBlock cough and sneeze guards limit the spread of airborne droplets resulting from coughing, sneezing or speaking from reaching a nearby person, therefore helping to mitigate possible COVID-19 infection.

Check out this VIDEO from the Florida Atlantic University on the distance a cough can travel (up to 12 feet). GermBlock shields are designed to stop this type of dangerous aerosol spread. Read our BLOG to learn more about preventing the spread of COVID-19 with cough and sneeze shields.

Constructed of heavy-duty clear 3/16″ polycarbonate and 16-gauge 304 stainless steel ¾” framing with full penetration welds, the panels are immediately available in standard versions including table top, floor mount and extended-leg versions in popular sizes. To ensure shield stability, floor mount shields include foot plates with gussets and tabletop shields include front and side mounting brackets. Custom shields are also available, which include a broad array of size and mounting options, as well as casters.

Although polycarbonate is half the weight of standard glass, it provides 250 times the impact resistance, whereas acrylic provides only 17 times the impact resistance. Polycarbonate is non-flammable, highly resistant to chemicals, can be drilled without cracking, and can be exposed to high temperatures. Additionally, polycarbonate allows access to natural light and shields out harmful ultraviolet rays. The stainless-steel frame allows the shields to be washed down and sterilized per the CDC’s recommendation for frequent cleaning. The full penetration welds eliminate gaps or cracks that prevent bacterial build up.

There are three models of GermBlock shields: floor mount (with and without caster kit), tabletop and tabletop with extended legs (18″ extension) options. Dimensions are shown in the DIMENSIONS tab above.

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Shields w Casters

Floor mount shields are available with caster kits in both 36″ and 48″ width versions. Casters not only allow for effortless shield movement, but also provide more stability to the shield due its lower center of gravity.

Caster kits are available in standard and clean-room versions and include two rigid casters and two swivel casters. These food-grade, polyurethane casters are 4” in diameter; two wheels are fixed and two wheels swivel spin 360 degrees. Swivel wheels have brakes that lock both the wheel and swivel rotations. Caster kits are also Made in the USA with 1/4″ 304 stainless steel and the clean-room model features food-grade full penetration welds.

Caster kits require assembly and include assembly instructions, as well as necessary stainless steel clean-room compatible hardware. Alternatively, caster kits can be pre-assembled and affixed to the floor mount shield at no additional charge, but please note shipping charges will increase due to the larger package size.
– 36″ kit dimensions = 36″x6″x30″ assembled (45 lbs)
– 48″ kit dimensions = 48″x6″x30″ assembled (50 lbs)

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Shield with Casters

Caster Kits Available for Floor Standing Shields

GermBlock Caster Kit Close Up

GermBlock Caster Kit Close Up

There are two types of GermBlock cough and sneeze shields depending upon the application: standard and clean-room options. Both are available in the same sizes, but the clean-room version features a 1/4″ gap in between the polycarbonate and the stainless-steel frame, allowing for deeper cleaning around the edges and in corners.

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Shield Standard Option

Standard Option with No Gap

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Shield Clean Room

Clean Room Option with 1/4″ Gap

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Guards for Assembly LinesFor industrial settings such as factories, warehouses and assembly lines, GermBlock cough and sneeze protective barriers can be placed in between employees standing or sitting in close proximity at work stations.

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Shields for CubiclesGermBlock shields can be installed between office cubicles to build and extend the wall height between workers for physical distancing, as well as insulate against noise to create a quieter workspace and block damaging ultraviolet rays to prevent interior decor from fading.

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Guards for Clean Room UseGermBlock shields meet the USDA and FDA standards for clean-room compatibility, including a 1/4” poly-to-frame gap construction for superior cleaning access and a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel frame with full penetration welds allows the shields to be washed down frequently with hot water, cleaning solutions and high-pressure sprays.

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Guards Industrial UseGermBlock shields install easily and securely at customer counters, cashier stations, deli counters, pharmacies, fuel centers and more to protect employees and customers while completing face-to-face transactions. As the economy re-opens, GermBlock shields are ideal for any other high-traffic areas such as bank teller stations, coffee shops, hotel reception desks, and take-out/pick-up locations.

GermBlock shields can be cleaned with surface and sterile wipes, ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol, and dish-washing soap solution, all of which are cleaning agents specifically recommended by the CDC in the fight against the human coronavirus. Use a pourous cloth or sponge to clean. Cleaning instructions are shown in the CLEANING tab above.

Do not use Clorox bleach, bleach- or quaternary ammonium-based broad spectrum cleaners, or Lysol disinfectant spray as they will cause the poly to become brittle.

Rockford Systems provides REPLACEMENT PANELS for all shapes and sizes. Pre-drilled holes allow your organization to quickly and easily swap out an older shield with a new shield in a matter of minutes. Although due to the inherent strength of the poly, most organizations will never need to replace the panels.

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Shield Replacement Panel

Rockford Systems can provide organizations with a full turnkey solution, whereby specialists will visit customer locations to recommend standardized or customized GermBlock shields, take measurements, and expedite fulfillment for a comprehensive airborne protection program. Rockford Systems will install GermBlock shields onsite, plus provide employee training on proper use and care.

Please visit to learn more about the Rockford Systems COVID-19 response.

GermBlock Shields can also be made for customized applications, featuring different size, mounting and caster options, as well as the potential to use different gauge poly and framing materials. Our midwestern manufacturing capabilities offers an umlimited range of potential solutions. (Please note, longer lead times apply for custom shields.)

GermBlock Shields are available in the popular standard sizes below for expedited shipping.
FS = Floor Standing (Floor Mount)
TT = Table Top
EX = Extended Leg
CR = Clean Room Version (featuring a 1/4″ gap in between the poly and frame for superior cleaning access)
W = Wheels

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GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Shieldss Dimensions

GermBlock™ Shields can be washed down frequently with hot water, cleaning solutions and high-pressure sprays. Use a porous cloth or sponge for best results.

sBioMed, LLC Steriplex SD
Safetec of America Safetec surface wipes
CONTEC Healthcare Peridox RTU
CONTEC Healthcare Prosat sterile wipes PS-911EB
Generic Hydrogen peroxide 3%-5%
Generic Isopropyl alcohol 70%
Generic Warm dish washing soap solution

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PDI Inc PDI Super Sani-Cloth
Reckitt Benckiser Lysol disinfectant spray brand III original
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CONTEC Healthcare Preempt RTU multi-surface disinfectant cleaner
Procter & Gamble Clorox household bleach

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