Information for Faculty and Staff

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Face Coverings

January 20, 2022: Environmental Health and Safety is working on updating University mask guidance to align with recommendations from the CDC about the relative protectiveness of different types of masks, including well-constructed cloth masks (still available from EHS), layered cloth and disposable masks, or KN95 or KF94 masks. Departments are expected to provide personal protective equipment and supplies for their faculty and staff in accordance with EHS recommendations. Prioritization should go to the support of in-person teaching.

Procurement recommends the following Prime marketplace suppliers for KN95 masks: Henry Schein, W.B. Mason, Fisher Scientific, VWR. The Finance and Treasury Budget Office is available to help departments identify funds within their existing funding sources to address any budgetary challenges.

If departments have are having difficulty finding KN95s for faculty and staff, especially before classes begin on Monday January 24, they may contact Kelly States at EHS for an interim supply at cost. Please bundle requests by department, not by individual or group.

Gatherings Policy Updated

The University community has been asked to cancel or postpone all indoor gatherings with food and those where face coverings cannot be worn, through mid-February. The Gatherings Policy applies to all University-sponsored events on- and off-campus.

While indoor gatherings where face coverings can be worn may go forward as planned, each unit should shift non-essential January gatherings to remote formats or reschedule them for February or beyond. Please work with your department to determine which gatherings are not essential.

As our students and more of our faculty and staff return to campus, here is an expandable checklist of things you should know, whether you are just returning to campus or you have been working on campus throughout the pandemic.

Checklist for Employees