ADVANTAGE OF WEARING FACE SHIELDMost evidence supports that COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets, with contact and transmission through small aerosol particles as secondary pathway. This evidence shows that the use of FACE SHIELDS, aside from FACE MASKS, will reduce the exposure to and emission of respiratory droplets.
DOTr's MANDATORY OF FACE SHIELD USE IN TRANSPORTATIONAll things considered, starting August 15, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will require ALL PASSENGERS using any mode of public transportation to wear FACE SHIELD as an esential layer of protection to contain the spread of the virus, and help prevent public transport from becoming a transmission vector of the said virus.
It is something that we, at the DOTr, are strongly advocating, and we wish to highlight the advantages of using a FACE SHIELD.
But more than the advantages, we should take comfort with the words of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on why we are making this crucial layer of protection mandatory in public transportation: