To request N95 masks, disposable surgical masks, disposable gloves and disposable gowns for research purposes, please complete the appropriate IU Purchasing form. Other specialty PPE for research may continue to be ordered through normal p-card or Buy IU processes.
- Face coverings are required for use on campus. The university has ordered cloth face coverings that will be mailed to the home address of record to all faculty and staff. Students will be able to pick masks up in central locations on campus.
- For research involving hazardous chemicals or biologicals that does not currently require respiratory protection, face coverings should be worn in accordance to the Interim Guidance on Protection of Laboratory Personnel during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Chemical and Biological Laboratories). Until university-provided cloth masks have arrived and been distributed, please use your own cloth mask in accordance with this guidance.
- Plan to re-use and conserve PPE as prescribed by EHS interim guidance and adjust N95 and surgical mask requests accordingly.
- You may receive N95s from a manufacturer that you have not been fit-tested for due to limited options. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Bloomington/Regionals or email@example.com for IUPUI. Due to the influx of fit-test requests and limited fit-testing resources, you may experience a longer than usual delay in fit-testing. Due to limited fit-test machines, your request may be redirected to other fit-test providers such as an on campus medical provider or vendor, which may result in departmental charges.