The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has required unique solutions to mitigate exposure risk during aerosol-generating procedures such as intubation and extubation. Matava et al. demonstrated the use of plastic drapes to limit droplet exposure during extubations. Another report described the clinical impact of an “aerosol box” to shield providers during intubation but also noted restricted arm movement along with the possible need for removal during a difficult intubation.

In contrast to the aerosol box (fig. 1A), we sought materials readily available in most operating rooms to take a pragmatic and economical approach to reducing exposure during aerosol-generating procedures. Our Mayo-draped containment setup consists of a clear plastic drape suspended over a patient by a Mayo stand (fig. 1B). In this report, we assess ease of intubation and evaluate droplet containment...

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