Employee using PPE

Where to Pick Up Face Coverings

All students, faculty and staff who are on campus and show a Buff OneCard will receive two reusable cloth face coverings. Students living in the residence halls and Bear Creek receive them as part of move-in. 

  • Buff Stops Navigation, Education and Support Stations: Aug. 24–28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • UMC South Terrace Tent
    • Ekeley Kiosk
    • Math/Engineering Circle
    • Kittredge Village Bridge underpass near the Center for Community
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood! Aug. 15 and 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Beach Park on The Hill and the underpass at 28th Street and Aurora Avenue (near The Lotus)

Anybody who was not able to pick up a face covering during the first few weeks of the semester can stop by the UMC reception desk after Aug. 31.

Employees who work on campus can pick up masks the week of Aug. 24 at stations located on East Campus and Research Park. 

  • North side of ARCE—Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • South side of Aerospace—Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

order masksA small stock of disposable masks have been provided to building proctors/managers to support faculty, staff and students who may forget, lose or damage a mask. Aside from certain job duties that require N95 face coverings, those masks are reserved for campus emergency and medical personnel only. For inquiries related to N95 use, send an email to the Environmental Health & Safety office. If you intend to buy face coverings for your department, please see the FAQ section of Protect the Herd’s PPE site for guidance.

State and local public health orders require the wearing of face coverings in all public indoor spaces and outdoors when you cannot stay at least 6 feet from any nonhousehold members. 

The CDC and state and local health officials say reusable cloth face coverings should be washed after each day’s use.


Hand sanitizer stationWhere To Find Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes

Hand sanitizer stations are provided in main building entrances and high-traffic areas. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with dual-purpose hand sanitizing and disinfectant wipes so students and faculty can wipe down surfaces before and after use. 

If you need additional supplies for office or departmental spaces, additional items—such as small bottles of hand sanitizer—can be purchased through CU Marketplace.

Cleaning Supplies

Spray bottles of disinfectant cleaning solution and paper towels are provided to support cleaning of high-touch surfaces before and after use in departmental suites, offices, mailrooms, lounges, break rooms and kitchens. 

Facilities Management and building proctors/managers have a spray bottle exchange program. 

Research lab staff are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their laboratory spaces and equipment. For supplies, contact your building proctor or liaison. More information can be found on the Return to On-Campus Research and Creative Work Resources webpage.

The PPE Task Force is composed of people from CU Boulder Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Management, Housing and Dining Services, Distribution Center, and the CU Procurement Service Center.

A more detailed list of available COVID-19-related PPE supplies and a running FAQ regarding PPE and cleaning supply questions can be found at Protect Our Herd’s Personal Protective Equipment page.

Questions? Contact the PPE Task Force.