[MOBTS-L] [EXTERNAL] Re: Teaching with PPE

Jason Pierce jrpierc2 at uncg.edu
Fri Aug 14 14:42:06 MDT 2020

Thank you, Jeanie, Kathy, Susan, Anne, & Chris, for getting back to me.


It's been reassuring to learn about successful experiences and alternative
tools I could employ.





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We are using face shields with drapes as well.



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There are also face shields with drapes that protect a person but still make
their face visible. These are acceptable for state of California (if your
county has low enough numbers).



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Dear Jason,


We are also distributing face masks, face shields, and microphones as well
as keyboards and mice to our faculty members.  We have a mandatory face
covering policy, which has a few exceptions.  In addition to students with
hearing impairments, most of us rely on lip reading (even if we are unaware
of doing so).  Thus, we are giving faculty members the choice of using a
face shield in lieu of the face mask if that works better for them and their
students.  I should note that faculty members may also opt to use both the
face mask and shield when teaching.  Our overarching goal is for people to
be safe.


However, if instructors choose to wear only a face shield, we are strongly
recommending they make sure when speaking that no students are behind them,
given there is evidence that the respiratory droplets can bounce off the
face shield and escape in the opposite direction (some face shields prevent
this, but not all).   


Hope this helps,




On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 4:54 PM Jason Pierce <jrpierc2 at uncg.edu
<mailto:jrpierc2 at uncg.edu> > wrote:

Hello colleagues,


The fall semester starts here next week with many provisions in place for
mitigating COVID-19 transmission in in-person settings. 


Never having taught wearing a face covering, I am wondering how well
students will be able to hear/understand me and would like to know what
others have experienced if they have been down this road already. 


For reference, we will be provided cloth masks, face shields, and, to the
best of my knowledge, microphones.  Also, I will be teaching in rooms that
have 30 or so students spread around spaces that would accommodate 60 to 80
under pre-pandemic circumstances. 


Any input you have regarding what seems to work best for to ensuring clear
communication would be welcome.


Thank you in advance,



Jason R. Pierce, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management

University of North Carolina Greensboro


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