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Covered Cougar Distribution Center

The COVID-19 pandemic has made purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE), community protective equipment (CPE) and cleaning supplies very challenging. A team of representatives from Facilities Services, Emergency Management, Safety, Health and Sustainability, and Business & Financial Services are centrally procuring COVID-19 supplies for the University and leveraging available resources to build the University’s stockpile of supplies as quickly as possible. This centralized approach provides for consistent, cost-effective bulk purchasing of COVID-19 safety and cleaning supplies that align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations, and County health guidelines. Individual departments are not required to purchase these supplies independently.

Safety, Health & Sustainability will supply the following satellite locations with free disposable face coverings for the campus community:

  • Campus Coffee Cart (Founders Plaza)
  • Cougar Central (Craven Hall 3rd floor)
  • Cougar Pantry (Commons 1st floor)
  • ELB 2nd floor
  • Kellogg Library 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Science Hall 2 2nd floor
  • USU 2nd and 4th floors
  • UVA front desk

Disposable face coverings are available for purchase in the campus vending machines (10 for $1.00) located at:

  • Commons- interior 1st floor
  • ELB- 6th floor
  • Kellogg Library/Craven Circle- exterior 2nd floor library entrance
  • Markstein Hall- exterior 1st floor
  • SBSB- interior 1st floor
  • USU- 3rd floor

Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm

NEW Pickup Location
Craven 4700

*Please receive confirmation email prior to arrival.*

Equipment Guidelines

The following guidelines are provided to assist schools, colleges and departments in determining their COVID-19 safety supply needs in preparation for the fall.

  • Disinfectant Spray & Microfiber Towels

    Faculty and staff will be provided cleaning resources so that they have the opportunity to wipe down surfaces they use, such as desks and chairs before sitting down for class, or after using office spaces. Spray bottles with disinfectant solution and microfiber towels will be provided to support this effort. Spray bottles of disinfection/cleaning solution and microfiber towels will be provided to support self-cleaning of personal work areas. Custodial crew will continue to clean and disinfect common areas. One disinfectant spray bottle is given out with five microfiber towels. You can order a disinfectant spray bottle that comes with microfiber towels from the Covered Cougar Resource Request Form.

    Please return empty disinfectant spray bottles and used microfiber towels to Craven 4700.

  • Face Coverings (CPE)
    • Cloth face coverings (CPE):  Face coverings may also be brought from home and worn as long as it meets the CDC’s face mask recommendations and does not contain symbols, words or objects that violate any University policies.
    • Disposable Face Coverings: Everyone is encouraged to use the reusable cloth face coverings instead of disposable masks. The campus community will be provided with a supply of disposable face coverings as needed.  See above for locations for free face coverings.
    • Face shields: Clear face shields will be offered to faculty, staff and students where applicable due to the nature of their work and/or their work areas. This may include work in research laboratories, in locations where maintaining sufficient social distancing is challenging. In this case, it is used in conjunction with a face covering.  Also, it is used for approved accommodations (via HR or DSS). The face shields are reusable and can be disinfected after use with disinfectant spray or disinfecting wipes.  The face shield when used without a face covering must include a drape.  This drape is adhered to the bottom of the shield.
    • KN95: KN95s are available upon request. These work in a similar manner to N95s, but do not require training.
  • Gloves
    Synthetic vinyl and nitrile gloves are available in small, medium, large, and extra large sizes. Latex gloves are available in very limited quantities.
  • Hand Sanitizer

    Everyone is encouraged to frequently wash their hands with soap and warm water throughout the day, especially after they have been in a public place, used a shared object, or coughed or sneezed. When soap and warm water is not readily available, an approved hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol should be used. The CDC recommends hand washing with soap and warm water whenever possible as the best means of hand sanitization.

    • Building hand sanitizer stations: Facilities Services has installed at least one new hand sanitizer station in the main entrance or lobby of each building These stations are available for everyone’s use and will be refilled as needed. Departments do not need to request hand sanitizer stations.
    • Departmental hand sanitizer bottles: In locations where access to a sink or the building hand sanitizer stations is not readily available, a bottle of hand sanitizer may be requested to have available centrally in the area. When access to a sink is available, hand washing with soap and water is preferred.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    N95 Respirators: The availability of N95 respirators is very limited. N95 respirators are typically reserved for health care workers and first responders (University Police); however, employees may submit a request for N95 respirators and must complete the required training.


Resource Request for COVID-19

Departments must be considerate of the supply limitation and should submit a Resource Request form to order supplies for their immediate needs only.  We cannot accommodate stockpiling of supplies for future use.  Supplies can be replenished when available through an additional resource request submission.  Excessive requests will require a follow-up by SH&S staff members.

An Appointment and Resource Request form must be filled out for each item being requested. For instance, if you are requesting ten face coverings and two bottles of hand sanitizer, you must submit two separate forms.

Pickup and Timeline

Requestors will receive a confirmation email when their order is ready for pick-up.  Supplies can be picked up by appointment Monday through Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm.  Fulfilled orders will be available at the front desk of Craven 4700 with the requester's name. Please allow two to three business days for orders to be fulfilled after the request form is submitted. The requester will be notified if the order will be delayed or if their full request cannot be fulfilled due to supply shortages. 

*All fulfilled resource requests must be picked up within two to three business days from requested appointment date.  If not, resources will be returned back to inventory and a new resource request must be made.*

Appointment and Resource Request Form

 

These guidelines will be updated as needed to reflect current guidance from public health professionals and supply availability. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Office of  Safety, Health, and Sustainability  shs@csusm.edu.