How can researchers obtain COVID-19 specific supplies? (Updated June 25)
Procurement Services is working with campus stakeholders and vendor partners to identify and obtain essential supplies required to meet enhanced COVID-19 safety measures (e.g., face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, ethanol, and gloves). These centrally procured supplies will be made available at no charge to researchers, departments and colleges.
For research purposes, here are current methods to order essential COVID-19 supplies:
- Level-1 disposable surgical face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes can be ordered using the COVID-19 Essential Supplies Order Form. Please note: there is a national shortage of disinfecting wipes and local supplies may be low. As a substitute for disinfecting wipes, you can use 70% ethanol and wipe down surfaces with paper towels. You will need to dilute the ethanol acquired from the Fisher storeroom (see below). Please follow manufacturer’s instructions.
- Purple nitrile gloves, ethanol, alcohol, anti-fog spray and anti-fog wipes can be ordered from the Fisher storerooms. COVID-19 specific supplies ordered from the Fisher storerooms can be charged to the PIs department COVID-IO account. The COVID-IO account will be used to track expenses associated with COVID-19 specific safety measures that may be fully or partially reimbursed by future federal support.
- Face shields can be acquired using the Face Shield Order Form. Once you complete the order form, you will receive instructions for pick-up.
If essential COVID-19 supplies are not available through the Fisher storerooms, researchers may order supplies on their own and charge the cost to their department COVID-IO account. These costs will be reimbursed from central resources as funds become available.
Other equipment and supplies required as part of normal operations should be purchased and cost allocated in the usual manner.