Placerville-Calif.-based ViruShield Inc. debuted its new respiratory shield PPE, the ViruShield Ghost, on the TV show Modern Living with Kathy Ireland. The Ghost is a transparent, strapless respiratory shield that allows people to see each other’s faces and reconnect, while still managing the spread of respiratory droplets—the primary transmission vector of COVID-19. 

Jonathan Martin, operations consultant at ViruShield, explains, “What makes the Ghost so different from traditional face masks on the market is that it is made from non-permeable, transparent material that controls the spread of respiratory droplets when the wearer exhales.” 

The Ghost adheres to your nose with a medical-grade adhesive providing secure protection and reducing the pain and stress on the user’s ears from traditional fabric masks with elastic ear loops. When the adhesive is used up, simply recycle the mask and grab a fresh one from the three-pack.

“We know there are large communities of people who face serious challenges as they go about their daily lives wearing a traditional face mask,” says Rose Tafoya, ViruShield director of marketing. “These communities include frontline workers, transportation workers, individuals with known respiratory issues, teachers, students, and much more. Best of all, there are no painful straps, it is gentle on your face, lightweight, and gives us all the ability to keep the human connection alive.”