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.
Disposable face coverings are available for purchase in the campus vending machines (10 for $1.00) located at:
Hours of Scheduled Pickups
Monday through Thursday 9:00am- 3:00pm
Academic Hall 211
The following guidelines are provided to assist schools, colleges and departments in determining their COVID-19 safety supply needs in preparation for the fall.
Departments must be considerate of the supply limitations and plan for their initial needs only. Departments must not request supplies to stockpile future use. Additional or replenished supplies will be available when needed.
Once compiled, each school, college or department should submit a COVID-19 resource request form to request their initial needs and desired pick up date. Ordering for your immediate needs will allow for the limited stock of supplies to be distributed to meet the most immediate needs and allow the supply stockpile to accommodate future supply requests. Excessive requests will require 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.
Supplies can be picked up by appointment Monday through Thursday 9:00am- 3:00pm at the Covered Cougar Distribution Center. Please allow one to two days for orders to be fulfilled after the request form is submitted. The requester will be notified if order will be delayed or if their full request cannot be fulfilled due to supply shortages. The requester will receive an email when the supplies are ready to be picked up.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.