Aerosol Boxes

An additional layer of defense to help protect providers from Covid-19 Aerosols. 

Aerosol Boxes is an inexpensive barrier designed to help protect medical staff from the dispersion of Covid-19 laden droplets/spray during intubations and other high-risk respiratory procedures. These clear boxes are quickly and easily placed over a patient’s head and shoulders during a procedure, and has holes for the provider’s arms to reach in to do the procedure. The hard layer of acrylic that can provide an extra layer of protection by blocking the virus spray, and can be disinfected and reused.

This is a NON FDA approved device. This is for use by medical professionals only and at your own risk. The Aerosol Box has been created due to the COVID-19 pandemic with best practices in mind. This box design design is based off of Dr Yung-Lai’s Aerosol Box and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

How it's used

This video shows how Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles are using an Aerosol Box during  an intubation to help shield themselves from the spray of Covid-19 aerosolized droplets during intubations. This is one of the highest virus exposure procedures medical staff perform on Covid-19 patients. We are aware that some medical staff are using the box for nebulizing and other respiratory procedures as well. These Aerosol Boxes are being used by hospitals around the U.S.  Click here to see them being used in the field.

Given the scarcity of conventional PPE, Aerosol Boxes are easily cleaned with a bleach or alcohol based disinfectant and reused.

We’ve identified U.S.-based manufacturers who are able to ship you Aerosol Boxes now via overnight delivery.

Please note we are solely focused on connecting hospitals to manufacturers, and have no commercial interest in these manufacturers. Transactions are solely between the hospitals and the manufacturers, and we are not receiving money from anyone.

Evaluated by Boston Medical Center

Originally designed by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai in Taiwan , the Aerosol Box has been evaluated for use by the Boston Medical Center and is being used in hospitals across America.

See this article at The New England Journal of Medicine:


Aerosol Boxes on the front lines