Ordering Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies

Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies

Certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfection supplies may be requested free of charge from EHS via the EHS COVID-19 PPE and Supplies Order Form.

How Much To Order

It may be helpful to think in 30/60/90-day timeframes. Please do not hoard supplies and consider slowly restoring reserves over several months. Departments should carefully calculate anticipate weekly use rates in order to make accurate requests of a monthly supply.

Current Availability (07/01/2021) - Order these items through the EHS COVID-19 PPE and Supplies order form

  • Hand sanitizer 8 oz. and 32 oz. bottles (requests to have dispensers in public areas placed or refilled should be referred to the Facilities Service Center at 8-8000)
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Cloth face coverings
  • Nitrile gloves (Size M, L or XL)
  • Disposable surgical masks/face coverings
  • Disposable surgical gowns
  • Face shields


Procurement can assist

Departments may experience shortages or delays for items not identified here. Departments may identify suppliers they are interested in working with for the hard-to-find items. Suppliers may require higher risk terms and conditions such as a significant payment at time of order.

Should any of these be the case, please contact Procurement.

Guidance for Disinfection of Lab Surfaces

Laboratory members are responsible for developing plans to promote good laboratory hygiene by regularly disinfecting common laboratory areas and touch points (e.g., doorknobs, sink handles, freezer doors, telephones) within the laboratory space.

SARS-CoV-2 should be inactivated with most common EPA-registered household disinfectants including solutions that contain:

  • 62 – 90% Ethanol or isopropanol (70% recommended)
  • 1-5% bleach in water solutions (made fresh daily)
  • >0.5% Hydrogen Peroxide.

If you wish to use other disinfectants, please select from this list: