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Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment

MasksFace coverings or masks are required to be worn in buildings and outdoors when in the presence of others. UMBC will provide two cloth face coverings for faculty and staff required to return to work on campus. Employees may also purchase or provide their own face coverings if they prefer. Face coverings are not required when alone in a closed room, such as a private office or lab. Self-purchased masks with slogans and/or symbols must be appropriate for a professional environment.

Gloves – If gloves are necessary, a department must process a work order for the number of pairs required for the department employees working on campus who require gloves.

Sanitizer stations – UMBC is providing sanitizer stations in common areas. Additional sanitizers, requested specifically for departmental spaces, can be provided by Facilities Management though a work order. The cost of additional sanitizer stations will be charged to the department through the journal entry process. Alternatively, a department may opt to directly purchase sanitizers.

Disinfectant Spray and Paper Towels – UMBC is providing disinfectant spray and paper towels for departments with employees returning to work on campus. These items can be secured through the work order process.

Additional Signage – Signage beyond the standard building signs must be requested by departments through the work order process. If approved, Facilities Management will provide the additional signage. A request for additional signage requires planning ahead.

Customer Shields or Plexiglas Dividers – Departments identifying a potential need for customer shields or Plexiglas dividers should make a request through the work order process. If approved based on an assessment of need, Facilities Management will provide the shields or dividers. A request for customer shields or Plexiglas dividers requires planning ahead. Other mitigation measures must be explored prior to utilizing customer shields.