Everett, Wash.-based Fluke Biomedical has developed a plastic face shield suitable for nonmedical use, and the company is expecting to ramp up production to 10,000 per week to help in the fight against COVID-19. The design is not FDA-approved for medical use, but Fluke says the shields could be used by nonmedical staff in hospitals and surrounding facilities.

Fluke has placed the shield design online free of charge so that anyone with the means can begin producing the face shields for their own communities.

“It’s nice to see that we are really driving toward improving and helping out the communities in which we live in a really big way,” Product Manager Michael Seaholm says. “There are really significant gaps in what hospitals have versus what they need, and any way we can help support that is just awesome.”

For more information, visit Fluke Biomedical.