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:
Disposable face coverings are available for purchase in the campus vending machines (10 for $1.00) located at:
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
NEW Pickup Location
*Please receive confirmation email before arrival.*
The following guidelines are provided to assist schools, colleges and departments in determining their COVID-19 safety supply needs in preparation for the fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Need additional supplies? Supplies can be replenished when available through an additional Resource Request form 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 10 face coverings and two bottles of hand sanitizer, you must submit two separate forms.
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 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.*
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 email@example.com.